Tom Curtis to Representative Schuring: Please Do Not Support SB 5
N. Canton, OH
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Each person who is employed by any(A) The board of education in this stateof each city, exempted village, local, and joint vocational school district and the governing board of each educational service center shall be entitled to fifteen days sickadopt a policy to provide leave with pay, for each year under contract, which shall be credited at the rate of one and one-fourth days per monththe employees of the board who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Teachers and nonteaching school employees, upon approval of the responsible administrative officer of the school district, may use sick leave for absence due to personal illness, pregnancy, injury, exposure to contagious disease which could be communicated to others, and for absence due to illness, injury, or death in the employee's immediate family. Unused sick leave shall be cumulative up to one hundred twenty work days, unless more than one hundred twenty days are approved by the employing board of education.The board shall include all of the following in the policy:
(1) The types of leave an employee may use;
(2) The reasons for which an employee may use the types of leave the board grants under the policy;
(3) The amount of each type of leave an employee may receive;
(4) The manner in which an employee accumulates each type of leave;
(5) The maximum amount of each type of leave that an employee may accumulate;
(6) The manner in which any previously accumulated
sickleave of a person who has been separated from public service , whether accumulated pursuant to section 124.38 of the Revised Code or pursuant to this section, shallwill be placed to histhe employee's credit upon hisre-employment in the public service , provided that such re-employment takes place within ten years of the date of the last termination from public service. A;
(7) The manner in which a teacher or nonteaching school employee who transfers from one public agency to another
shallwill be credited with the unused balance of histhe teacher's or nonteaching employee's accumulated sickleave up to the maximum of the sickleave accumulation permitted in the public agency to which the employee transfers . Teachers;
(8) Whether, and the manner in which, teachers and nonteaching school employees who render part-time, seasonal, intermittent, per diem, or hourly service
shallwill be entitled to sickleave for the time actually worked at the same rate as that granted like full-time employees. Each;
(9) The manner in which the board provides leave under section 3319.08 of the Revised Code;
(10) Any other issue relating to the use and availability of leave.
(B) Each board of education may establish regulations for the entitlement, crediting and use of
sickleave by those substitute teachers employed by such board pursuant to section 3319.10 of the Revised Code who are not otherwise entitled to sick leave pursuant to such section. A
(C) An employee of the board may use leave in accordance with the leave policy the board adopts and upon approval of the responsible administrative officer.
(D) A board
of education shall, in its policy, may require a teacher or nonteaching school employee to furnish a written, signed statement on forms prescribed by such board to justify the use of any sick leave granted under the policy. If medical attention is required, the employee's statement shall list the name and address of the attending physician and the dates when he was consulted. Nothing in this section shall be construed to waive the physician-patient privilege provided by section 2317.02 of the Revised Code. FalsificationIf the board, in the policy, requires the employee to submit a statement from a physician, falsification of a statement is grounds for suspension or termination of employment under sections 3319.081 and 3319.16 of the Revised Code. No
(E) The board, in the policy the board adopts, shall not grant or credit sick leave
shall be granted or creditedto a teacher after histhe teacher's retirement or termination of employment. Except to the extent used as sick leave, leave granted under regulations adopted by a board of education pursuant to section 3319.08 of the Revised Code shall not be charged against sick leave earned or earnable under this section. Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect in any other way the granting of leave pursuant to section 3319.08 of the Revised Code and any granting of sick leave pursuant to such section shall be charged against sick leave accumulated pursuant to this section.
(F) This section shall not be construed to interfere with any unused sick leave credit in any agency of government where attendance records are maintained and credit has been given for unused sick leave. Unused sick leave accumulated by teachers and nonteaching school employees under section 124.38 of the Revised Code, as that section existed immediately prior to the effective date of this amendment, shall continue to be credited toward the maximum accumulation permitted under a policy adopted in accordance with this section.
Each newly hired regular nonteaching and each regular nonteaching employee of any board of education who has exhausted his accumulated sick leave shall be entitled to an advancement of not less than five days of sick leave each year, as authorized by rules which each board shall adopt, to be charged against the sick leave he subsequently accumulates under this section.
(G) This section shall be uniformly administered.
The board shall post the policy adopted under this section in a conspicuous location on the web site maintained by the board. The board shall review the policy on an annual basis and shall post any changes to that policy in a conspicuous location on the web site maintained by the board.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing a board and an exclusive representative, as defined in section 4117.01 of the Revised Code, from agreeing to apply the policy adopted by the board under this section to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the board and the exclusive representative.