Although certain sick leave benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired Dec. 31, 2020, Tomball ISD employees can still expect to receive extended paid leave related to COVID-19, according to a Jan. 13 press release from the district.

In a Jan. 12 board meeting, TISD board members unanimously approved to extend paid leave for employees undergoing quarantine because of a positive COVID-19 test or close contact with an infected person.

“I am thankful for the unanimous support from our board during this time of a global pandemic,” TISD Superintendent Martha Salazar-Zamora said in the release. “They continue to show their support and commitment to the staff of Tomball ISD.”