TASB Risk Management Fund provides an overview of Letters of Reasonable Assurance.
School districts face a unique circumstance related to employees filing for unemployment benefits: a scheduled break over the summer months. Reasonable Assurance is a provision that exists in the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act to protect school districts during the summer and other scheduled breaks. The Letter of Reasonable Assurance (LRA) is a written agreement from the school that an employee can expect to return to the same or similar job after a scheduled break, for example, in the next school year.
In the TASB Risk Management blog, Inside RM, we addressed the following issues:
- Responding to claims during the COVID-19 closure
- When to issue an LRA
- Who should get an LRA
- Consequences of not signing an LRA
- Additional resources and help from the Fund