FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public School District sent out furlough notices to some employees today, September 1.
Effective September 15, some school employees are being furloughed, and are being placed on a temporary, unpaid leave of absence, which is anticipated to last through November 4.
Framingham Public Schools will start the school year remotely on September 16.
Some high needs students may return to the classrooms on October 5, but most students are not expected back to their classrooms until November 5.
The School Committee voted to start the school year remotely before the City of Framingham was named one of 9 high-risk communities for COVID-19.
SOURCE has learned that food service workers are among employees who received a furlough notice today, September 1.
During the furlough period, the employees health benefits will continue, and the employees can apply for unemployment assistance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
SOURCE reached out to Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay and Finance Director Lincoln Lynch for a statement but no response as of the publishing of this report.
It is unknown at this time how many Framingham Public School employees were furloughed, and if any employees outside of food service workers were placed on a furlough.