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5:330 Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, and Leaves

Sick Days
Please refer to the current "Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff." 

For employees not covered by this agreement:
Sick leave includes personal illness, or as may be deemed necessary in other cases, quarantine at home, or serious illness, or death in the immediate family. The Superintendent and/or designee shall monitor the use of sick leave.

After 3 days absence for personal illness, or as it may be deemed necessary in other cases, the Board or Superintendent may require that the staff member provide a certificate from: (1) a physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine and surgery in all its branches, (2) a chiropractic physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act, (3) an advanced practice nurse who has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to perform health examinations, (4) a physician assistant who has been delegated the authority to perform health examinations by his or her supervising physician, or (5) if the treatment is by prayer or spiritual means, a spiritual adviser or practitioner of the employee’s faith. If such a certificate is required, the District shall pay any expenses incurred in securing it.

The use of paid sick leave for adoption or placement for adoption is limited to 30 days. The Superintendent may require that the employee provide evidence that the formal adoption process is underway.

Vacation
Please refer to the current "Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff."

For employees not covered by this agreement:
Vacation days earned in one fiscal year must be used by the end of the following fiscal year; they do not accumulate. Employees resigning or whose employment is terminated are entitled to the monetary equivalent of all earned vacation.

Holidays
Please refer to the current "Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff."

For employees not covered by this agreement:
School District employees will not be required to work on school holidays as defined and in the adopted school calendar. A holiday will not cause a deduction from an employee’s time or compensation.

The District may require educational support personnel to work on a school holiday during an emergency or for the continued operation and maintenance of facilities or property.

Personal Leave
Please refer to the current "Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff."

Leaves for Service in the Military and General Assembly
Educational support personnel shall receive the same military and General Assembly leaves that are granted professional staff.

Bereavement Leave
Please refer to the current "Agreement for Negotiations between the Board of Education Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Will and Kendall Counties, and the Plainfield Association of Support Staff."

For employees not covered by this agreement:
Educational support personnel shall receive the same bereavement leave that is granted professional staff.

Child Bereavement Leave
Child Bereavement Leave may be granted in accordance with State Law.

School Visitation Leave
An eligible employee is entitled to a school visitation leave on the same terms and conditions granted professional staff. Leave to Serve as a Trustee of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

Upon request, the Board will grant 20 days of paid leave of absence per year to a trustee of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund in accordance with 105 ILCS 5/24-6.3.

Leaves for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence
An unpaid leave from work is available to any staff member who: (1) is a victim of domestic or sexual violence, or (2) has a family, or household member who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence whose interests are not adverse to the employee as it relates to the domestic or sexual violence. The unpaid leave allows the employee to seek medical help, legal assistance, counseling, safety planning, and other assistance without suffering adverse employment action.

The Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act, governs the purpose, requirements, scheduling, and continuity of benefits, and all other terms of the leave. Accordingly, if the District employs at least 50 employees, an employee is entitled to a total of 12 work weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period. Neither the law nor this policy creates a right for an employee to take unpaid leave that exceeds the unpaid leave time allowed under, or is in addition to the unpaid leave time permitted by, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq.).

LEGAL REF.: 20 ILCS 1805/30.1 et seq.
105 ILCS 5/10-20.7b, 5/24-2, and 5/24-6.
820 ILCS 147 and 180/1 et seq.
CROSS REF.: 5:180 (Temporary Illness or Temporary Incapacity), 5:185 (Family and Medical
Leave), 5:250 (Leaves of Absence)

ADOPTED: November 22, 2004

REVISED: February 22, 2010
                 June 27, 2011
                 May 26, 2015
                 January 23, 2017