The question I get most often is regarding leaves. Sick leave, personal leave, special purpose leave, bereavement leave…the list goes on and on. How about if we get ten days of leave, and WE choose how to use it? Oh Spunky, you are quite the optimist.
Sick leave can’t be used fraudulently. If it is discovered(usually because you told someone or posted on social media while at your nephew’s wedding, etc…), they can dock you a day’s pay for every day misused. You’d be surprised how often that happens. Hate to say this, but I know of a person who was terminated by a school district for this because it is considered a fraudulent use of taxpayer money.
Like our students…”I just told my best friend…” Yea, well, your friend won’t knowingly betray you, but it might slip out in casual conversation.
On the district website, there is a VERY clear explanation of how leaves can be used. This information is also in the contract, but it is nowhere near as clear as the district website. Favorite place this link, read it over, test tomorrow. Wait, test Thursday because I only send emails on Tuesday/Thursday. Looks like I received a failing grade from myself.
Last thing… Friday is a flex minimum day for elementary. It is a training/staff meeting day for secondary. Some people like to take the entire day off as sick leave knowing they won’t get docked in the afternoon. We made that deal with the district AS LONG AS IT ISN’T ABUSED BY MEMBERSHIP. I am placing emphasis on that because they can take that deal back. Notice we didn’t have a minimum flex on the Friday before Labor Day? Exactly.
I lied…last last thing…I bet you’re wondering when our first Paint Night is going to be. Thursday, I’ll tell you. Ya, I said first Paint Night. We’re going to have two. Have a GREAT Tuesday!