The Secretary of Defense has determined that most Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees will be furloughed for up to 11 days. There are very limited exceptions driven by law and the need to minimize the harm to mission execution. DoDEA employees were not exempted from a proposed furlough. However, the Secretary approved a reduced number of furlough days for our 9-month employees (teachers and some support staff) because of their unique school year employment schedule.
ALL DoDEA schools will start on time and as scheduled for School Year 2013-2014.
DoDEA will implement the furlough in a manner that minimizes impact on students’ education; provides a full year of academic credit; and maintains school accreditation.
Schools will be closed on furlough days except in cases where it is necessary to protect and preserve administration and proctoring of standardized tests. DoDEA will not be doubling up on classrooms. Local principals will communicate with their communities regarding specific furlough days for their schools. See listing of furlough dates for schools here.