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03-25-21 Return to Work - Staff Accommodations

Dear Colleague:

The district is excited to welcome you back into the office and school buildings for a safe return to in-person work. At Tuesday evening’s special board meeting, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors approved that all staff (Central and School-Based) return to in-person work starting April 12, 2021. All current approved remote work plans will sunset on April 11, 2021. 

If you are unable to return to in-person work due to medical reasons (being at increased risk for severe illness or a household member being at increased risk for severe illness), you can request a remote work accommodation through the Employee Rights Administration Division (ERAD). All requests should be submitted in writing to Upon receipt of your request, ERAD will provide a COVID-19 medical information questionnaire for you.

The COVID-19 medical information questionnaire will need to be completed by your medical provider or your family member’s health care provider. Every effort should be made to provide the completed questionnaire by April 12. Submitting the completed questionnaire as timely as possible is critical in order for ERAD to promptly evaluate the accommodation request. If an accommodation of remote work is granted, a new remote work plan will need to be submitted to your supervisor. 

If you have concerns about returning to in-person work and do not qualify for a remote work accommodation, there may be leave options available. For further information on a possible unpaid personal leave of absence options, please contact ERAD at (414) 475-8210 or email If you need to be absent from work because of your own serious health condition or the serious health condition of a family member, please call Sedgwick, the district’s third-party Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave administrator at, (844) 263-3120.

Human Resources understands that this school year has been uniquely demanding and transitioning back to working in-person may provide some challenges. Please know that we are here to assist. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has resources available to support your mental and emotional well-being. EAP can also provide support if you are in search of child or eldercare options. You can reach EAP by calling (800) 236-3231 or visiting their website at

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