Sick Leave Pool
The Sick Leave Pool (SLP) is established to provide an employment benefit to employees who suffer a serious health condition. It is a voluntary pool created to provide additional sick leave benefits to an employee who suffers from a serious health condition as defined by the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). It is not intended to authorize additional days of leave to an employee, but merely to provide income for otherwise approved leave.
It is not the intent or purpose of the SLP to guarantee no loss of pay for persons who are absent from work. Many absences, including minor injuries and illnesses, will not qualify for coverage under this policy and even those that do qualify under FMLA will only receive 70 percent of their current wages. Members must be a full time employee working 30+ hours per week. Effective July 1, 2013: Employees are eligible to participate in the SLP after completing their first year of service. (Those who contributed 2 days during the 2014-15 year have contributed to SLP for 2015-16). All eligible employees participating during a school year will be able to draw a minimum of 20 days and up to a maximum of 60 days per year, as determined by years of participation. For more detailed information, reference Board Policy GBBDAA.