HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CERTIFIED SICK LEAVE BANK
WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A GRANT?
To apply for a grant, you must meet the following criteria:
CAN I GET MY DAYS BACK IF I DON'T USE THEM?
No. The sick leave days you donate will remain a permanent asset of the Certified Sick Leave Bank.
HOW MANY DAYS CAN I GET FROM THE SICK LEAVE BANK?
Members may be approved for a single grant not to exceed 180 days during any two consecutive contract school year periods. This is a rolling two-year period.
IF I BELONGED LAST YEAR, DO I NEED TO REJOIN?
No. Once you are a member, as long as you are continuously employed by this school district, you do not reapply each year.
RULES & PROCEDURES
SLB-1 PROCEDURE FOR REQUEST
CPEs requesting grants from the Sick Leave Bank must submit the following to the Human Resource Department:
Requests must be received by the Human Resource Department at least ten (10) days before the closing of the pay period. If sufficient time for processing the request is not allowed, the employee may be docked for exceeded leave.
If the certificated employee is incapacitated to such an extent that he or she cannot personally apply for a grant, the applicant’s designee may apply for the applicant.
SLB-2 INTENT OF SICK LEAVE BANK
The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to compensate for absences due to extended illnesses, accident or chronic conditions while under a doctor's care.
SLB-3 MATERNITY LEAVE
The Sick Leave Bank Committee will consider requests for any pregnancy related medical condition which necessitates time off. Requests for a pregnancy related medical condition must be verified by the CPE’s attending physician.
SLB-4 ELECTIVE SURGERY
From time to time, persons require elective surgery or medical treatment that is necessary, but does not endanger the health and safety of the affected person if the medical treatment is postponed until school is not in session. Therefore, it will be the policy of the Certified Sick Leave Bank Committee to carefully review such requests. If questions arise concerning the urgency of such requests, proof of the immediate need will be required by the Certified Sick Leave Bank Committee.
SLB-5 FUNCTION OF SICK LEAVE BANK COMMITTEE
It should be emphasized that the function of the Sick Leave Bank Committee is to determine:
The committee will evaluate each request and notify the applicant in writing (or email) of the committee’s action, if the request is approved, and the number of days granted.
SLB-6 SUPPLEMENTAL GRANT
Employees returning to work after receiving a grant from the Certified Sick Leave Bank may receive a supplemental sick leave bank grant of up to one (1) sick leave day per month for the remainder of the school year. The supplemental days will be given as used and will not accumulate. Additional days may be considered for extenuating circumstances.
SLB-7 ASSESSMENT OF ADDITIONAL DAYS
When it is necessary to assess additional days from sick leave bank members, new members enrolling that school year are exempt from donating additional days to the sick leave bank.
MAXIMUM DAYS USE PERMITTED
SLB-8 DISTRICT APPROVED LEAVES
A Sick Leave Bank member who is on a district-approved one year leave of absence shall be reinstated to the sick leave bank upon return to the district in a certified position. No additional deduction of sick leave days will be made to reinstate, unless it was an assessment year and all sick leave bank members were assessed during the one year leave of absence. Then the appropriate assessment will be made to continue membership.
SLB-9 GRANTS FOR FAMILY CONDITIONS
SLB-10 CERTIFIED AND CLASSIFIED SICK LEAVE BANK DONATIONS
No staff may donate sick leave days to the sick leave bank to which they could not belong, i.e., classified cannot donate to certified; certified cannot donate to classified.
SLB-11 SICK LEAVE AND PERSONAL DISCRETIONARY LEAVE DAYS
Before a member may be granted sick leave days from the Certified Sick Leave Bank, all of the person’s sick leave and personal discretionary leave must be used. All paid leave from the district must be expended before the Bank may grant days.
SLB-12 TRANSFERENCE OF SICK LEAVE BANK MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Certified or Classified sick leave banks is not transferable. Should an employee change jobs and become eligible for a different sick leave bank, they must join that sick leave bank as a new employee.
SLB-13 HALF-TIME EMPLOYEES
CPEs who only work a half contract (.5 FTE) will have the following considerations: