What is the Sick Bank?
The sick bank is just that, that members pay one day a year into so that it is there should they need it.
If you select to join the sick bank you will donate one day to the bank each year. Should something happen that you need to be out for an extended period of time but you don’t have enough sick days, being part of the sick bank means you can apply to have additional days. This bank is a resource should you need it and one way that we can support each other in times of need. See below for the Sick Bank Form and for the description from our contract about how the sick bank works. This description can be found on pages 31-32 of our contract.
Need to apply for the Sick Bank? Fill out the attached Sick Bank Form.
“ARTICLE XIII: SICK LEAVE
Section C: Sick Leave Bank
The Sick Leave Bank shall be administered by a Sick Leave Bank Committee (SLBC) comprised of two (2) members designated by the Association and two (2) members designated by the Committee. The SLBC shall determine the eligibility for members requesting leave from the Bank and the amount of leave to be granted. Toward this end, the SLBC may require medical certification from the member requesting leave.
Administration shall provide notice to the President of the Association no later than October 1, February 1 and May 1 of the total number of days in the Bank.
The following criteria shall be used by the Sick Leave Bank Committee determining eligibility and amount of leave.
- Membership: Each teacher may contribute by October 1st of each school year, one day of his/her accumulated sick leave to the Sick Leave Bank. Only those teachers who voluntarily contribute to the Bank each year shall be eligible for its benefits. If a teacher is hired after the start of the school year, he/she will have thirty (30) days to join the Bank.
- No teacher will receive more than ninety (90) days from the bank in one school year.
- Sick Leave Bank days shall carryover from year to year without limitation.
4. Decisions of the Sick Leave Bank Committee are final and binding and not subject to appeal.”