Non-certified full-time staff shall be granted ten days of sick leave in their first year of employment. Each year thereafter, ten additional days of sick leave will be granted to the employees. "Day" is defined as one work day regardless of full-time or part-time status of the employee. A new employee shall report for work at least one full work day prior to receiving sick leave benefits. A returning employee will be granted the appropriate number of days at the beginning of each fiscal year. Sick leave may be accumulated up to a maximum of forty days for classified full-time employees. Non-certified part-time employees are granted two sick days with no accumulation allowed.


Should the personal illness occur after or extend beyond the accumulated sick leave, the employee may apply for disability benefits under the group insurance plan. If the employee does not qualify for disability benefits, the employee may request a leave of absence without pay.


Evidence may be required regarding the mental or physical health of the employee including, but not limited to, confirmation of the following: the employee's illness, the need for the illness leave, the employee's ability to return to work, and the employee's capability to perform the duties of the employee's position. It shall be within the discretion of the board and the superintendent to determine the type and amount of evidence necessary. When an illness leave will be greater than three consecutive days, the employee shall comply with board policy regarding family and medical leave.


If an employee is eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, the employee shall contact the superintendent, building principal and district bookkeeper to implement these benefits.



Legal Reference: 26 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. (Supp. 1994)

29 C.F.R. Pt. 825 (1996).


Cross Reference: 404.02 Employee Injury on the Job

415.03 Support Staff Family and Medical Leave

415.08 Support Staff Unpaid Leave









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