434.  SICK LEAVE - Pg.

434.  SICK LEAVE

1.        Purpose

The sick leave policy for professional employees shall ensure that employees will receive no less than the minimum sick leave provided under the law.

2.        Authority

        SC 1154

The Board shall provide up to ten (10) days annually for sick leave, which shall be cumulative.

        SC 1154

The Board reserves the right to require any employee claiming sick leave pay to submit sufficient proof, including a physician's certification, of the employee's illness or disability.

        SC 1154

The Board shall consider the application of any eligible employee for an extension of sick leave, pursuant to law where applicable, when the employee's own accumulated sick leave is exhausted.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The Superintendent shall report to the Board the names of those employees absent for noncompensable cause or whose claim for sick leave pay cannot be justified.

4.        Guidelines

        Pol. 417

Misuse of sick leave shall be considered a serious infraction subject to disciplinary action.

A sick leave shall commence when the employee, or agent if the employee is sufficiently disabled, reports the absence. A sick leave day, once commenced, may be reinstated as a working day only with the approval of the Superintendent or designee.

        SC 1154

Whatever the claims of disability, no day of absence shall be considered a sick leave day on which the employee has engaged in or prepared for other gainful employment, or has engaged in any activity that would raise doubts regarding the validity of the sick leave request.

Proof Of Disability

        SC 1154

Any employee absent on sick leave may be required to submit a physician's written statement certifying his/her disability.

A physician's statement may not be presumed to conclusively establish the employee's disability.

Records

        SC 1154

The District's personnel records shall show the attendance of each employee; and the days absent shall be recorded, with the reason for such absence noted.

A record shall be made of the unused sick leave days accumulated by each employee, which shall be made available to the employee in accordance with the law.

School Code

1154

Board Policy

417

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