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

Right Wing Mom Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:07 PM
I make $48k. My BS is in engineering - I could triple my pay in the private sector. Bennies are not as good as I had working for a major chemical company; nor are they as good as dear hubby receives from a major oil company. Since I teach college-level mathematics to high schoolers, I'd say an advanced degree (at my own expense) is a benefit to my students. Dear Hubby's employer paid for his MBA.

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...