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School District’s Sick Day Reform Plan Means Employees Can Miss Two-Thirds of the Year!

Lars795 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:33 PM
I also lost leave time, but got it back after proving (they never expected people to keep paperwork) that I had applied but been denied leave due to varying circumstances. But they do need to apply the military system to the rest of the "Public Sector" jobs.

Many school districts allow employees to accrue unused sick days without limit and cash them out upon retirement.

In the Detroit district, for example, such a policy cost the district $12.5 million in unused sick leave in 2010-11.

It’s a major problem, but too many school districts are only taking baby steps to correct it.

In the small Holton, Michigan district, support personnel earn one sick day for each month worked. They’ve been allowed to accrue unused sick days without limit and cash them out upon retirement, or take extended leaves for any reason.

But now school officials are...