Hazard Pay Grant Notice

Hazard Pay Grant Notice
Posted on 11/08/2020
Hazard Pay Grant Notice

Hazard Pay Grant Notice

 

NOTICE

To:                 All North Huron Schools Staff

From:            Tina Toner

Date:             November 6, 2020

RE:               Michigan Department of Treasury Hazard Pay Grant

 

 

On Monday, October 26, 2020, the Michigan Department of Treasury announced some implementation details related to a grant for eligible K-12 school staff members.  This grant is the implementation of the “hazard pay” included for some state employees in Public Act 166 of 2020.  The grant will come directly to the eligible staff members from the Treasury, and is not part of any employee’s North Huron School compensation, the collective bargaining agreement, or your regular wages. It is not subject to retirement reporting to MPSERS and does not count towards earning limitations for retirees. The Treasury will require information from the district as well as from individual employees before the grant may be paid.

 

We have obtained a list of eligible K-12 employees from the State of Michigan. Those employees who are on Treasury’s list and verified as possibly eligible by North Huron Schools were sent the Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification Form 5734 along with the full-time equivalency (FTE) calculation on or before November 9, 2020 via email. 

 

If you did not receive Form 5734, and you feel you should be eligible for the grant, you may appeal in writing to this office on or before December 4, 2020.

 

Administrative and Early Childhood Staff are not eligible.  Eligible staff must meet and certify the following qualifications:

 

  •  A K-12 classroom teacher eligible for funding under this grant must meet all of the following: (a) Prior to the issuance of executive order 2020-35,(April 2, 2020) the teacher performed at least 75% of their standard instructional workload in a brick and mortar classroom at a district or nonprofit nonpublic school. (b) After issuance of executive order 2020-35, the teacher developed tools and methods to deliver distance learning, take-home packets, or other methods described in the district or nonprofit nonpublic school’s continuity of learning plan. (c) The teacher certifies to the district, in a manner prescribed by the department, that he or she worked additional time spent outside of normal working hours, experienced hazardous conditions, or incurred additional costs related to ensuring students could effectively participate in their school’s continuity of learning plan during the period of school closure in 2019-2020.

 

  • School Support Staff eligible for funding under this grant must meet all of the following: (a) Prior to the issuance of executive order 2020-35 (April 2, 2020), the staff member performed at least 75% of their standard workload in a brick and mortar building at a district or nonprofit nonpublic school. (b) The staff member certifies to the district, in a manner prescribed by the department, that he or she worked additional time spent outside of normal working hours, experienced hazardous conditions, or incurred additional costs related to ensuring students could effectively participate in their school’s continuity of learning plan during the period of school closure in 2019-2020.