Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of Belleville
Personal Illness/Personal Leave Instructional Employees - School and Parish
- At the beginning of each school/contract year, paid sick leave will be granted at the rate of ten (10) days per school year to all teachers with one or more years of service. Teachers with less than one (1) year of service will earn sick leave of one (1) day per month. Principals, administrators, full-time DRE's and CRE's will earn one (1) day of sick leave per month for a total of twelve (12) per year.
- All unused sick days may be accumulated to a maximum of one hundred twenty (120) days. Employees are encouraged to accumulate sick leave. In the event of total disability, either temporary or permanent, these accumulated days will be the extent of the employer's obligation to provide paid leave.
- The use of sick days in excess of five (5) concurrent days must be substantiated by evidence of incapacity.
- Periods of medical incapacity associated with maternity shall be treated the same as any other illness or disability for purposes of receiving sick leave.
- Paid sick leave may be used for the illness of immediate family members. The term "family member" is defined as: member of the employee's immediate family (spouse, child, mother, father, brother, sister, grandparents, in-laws in kind, employee's guardian (if applicable).
- All unused accumulated sick days are transferable from one Catholic school/parish in the diocese to another school/parish in the diocese.
- Employees will not receive payment for unused sick days upon termination of employment or retirement.
- It is the responsibility of the principal/pastor, after consultation with the employee, to determine the amount of sick leave accumulated prior to the effective date of a new contract or the starting of a new year.
- If a leave is subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act, please refer to the school's Family and Medical Leave Regulation 4151.1 for applicable procedures.
- Paid sick leave may not be used for leaves compensated by Workers' Compensation.
Adopted: April 4, 1995
Revised: May 18, 2010
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville