Discussion in 'General Education' started by mariecurie, Jan 7, 2014.
Jan 7, 2014
I would guess it would depend upon the administrator. I sure would if I was making decisions.
Mine would. And has.
I think that it depends on the individual administrator, the district's policies, and the number of sick days used.
I definitely think it depends. I always tell my P why I'm out when I'm sick, even though I don't have to. That way he knows I'm not just playing hooky.
From my experience, no. I have been non-renewed twice and both times I did not use any personal days until after I got the non-renewal (I then used them for interviews).
That is a factor. Of course, it would depend on when & why the days were used, plus how many.
If an administrator uses sick leave as a reason for nonrenewal, they were already going to nonrenew you, unless you are absolutely ridiculous with your sick leave.
Yes--this is true by all accounts.
They can non renew for any reason at all.
I don't know if they do or not, but personally I think it would be wrong to. After all, they are YOUR days for a reason! Now, I could understand abusing them (such as lying about sick days or not leaving proper plans when possible, etc), but I guess I am confused as to why someone should be penalized for taking a paid day off when it is in your contract for you?
You shouldn't rule out the possibility. Be guided accordingly.
Not here, no. And it shouldn't, IMO.
Jan 8, 2014
Dear it is the responsible duty of the administrator. But it may depends upon the person...
I don't agree with this.
My friend works for a bank. All employees are given nine weeks of sick/personal leave per year. It is intended for maternity leave but because of some legal talk, the powers that be decided to just lump it in with sick and personal leave. It is also understood that you do not take nine weeks unless you have a baby or fighting for your life.
I think that taking an excessive amount of days off should come into play when deciding about keeping people on the payroll.
Some teachers do abuse them, and that would be considered. Legitimate illnesses, sure. We are encouraged to schedule appointments after school, on holidays, etc. or at least to only take half days for medical appointments (which is not always possible, but usually is.) Also, remember that new teachers are still establishing routines, and need to be at work to establish those routines. Often, when a teacher has an extended absence, or frequent shorter absences, the students suffer, even if the teacher leaves really good plans. At our school, we are expected to be at school unless we a physically unable to be there.