Sick Leave Bank
The Sick Leave Bank was adopted by the School Board for all employees in 1987. During that time we have had 7,192 employees join the bank with a total of 131,217 hours of sick leave. However, due to death, terminations and retirements we only have 2,770 active employees enrolled in the bank. Since the inception of the bank, the Sick Leave Bank Committee has granted 120,222 hours to members in need of assistance.
The bank has one enrollment period per year at the end of the year. (Please watch for upcoming announcements for enrollment dates.) You have an opportunity to join the bank if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must be a regular full-time employee; and
- Must have been a full-time employee for one (1) year or more; and
- Must have a minimum of six (6) days of accrued sick leave at the time of enrollment.
- All requirements must be met as of December 31, 2013.
A Sick Leave Bank is built with sick leave hours contributed by employees wishing to participate. Employees only contribute one day of sick leave to the bank to join (not one day per year). When the bank's total sick leave hours reduce to 100 days (approx. 800 hours) the membership would be requested in writing to give an additional day.
When one of the participating employees uses all of their accrued sick leave for a catastrophic illness or injury (life threatening), they are eligible to request leave from the bank. Sick leave requested from the bank must be approved by the Sick Leave Bank Committee. After approval by the Committee the employee could be entitled up to sixty (60) days of sick leave. Any member who was not a member of the bank the previous year, cannot file a claim with the bank the first thirty (30) duty days of the year in which they join.
If you are already a member of the bank you do not need to join again.
If you have any questions or would like to request a Sick Leave Bank form please contact the Risk Management Department at 671-6910.
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER: The investment you make today in giving up "one" day of sick leave for what could mean up to "sixty" days of paid sick leave in the event you had a catastrophic illness, could certainly be considered a wise investment.