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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022


4.1 Personal Illness

This Section 4.01 is only applicable to substitutes under two conditions:

  1. Substitutes hired before July 1, 2013.

  2. Substitutes hired after July 1, 2013 who work in an extended long-term substitute capacity. These substitutes shall accrue personal illness leave for the period of the extended long-term assignment(s) only.

Substitutes earn paid personal illness leave at the rate of one day for each 20 full days worked. For accumulation purposes, the days worked in a payroll period are rounded to the nearest half day. Substitutes may accumulate up to 70 days of personal illness leave.

Substitutes may use their paid personal illness leave if ill and unable to complete an assignment accepted at least 24 hours prior or if they should become ill while on assignment and become unable to continue on said assignment. Compensation due to the substitute shall be at the contractual rate then in effect.

Substitute teachers who teach at least four (4) weeks during summer school sessions will earn one (1) day sick leave. This shall be cumulative with their regular sick leave. Substitute teachers who teach in the summer school session may use sick leave accumulated during the regular school term during the summer. However, a day of sick leave during the summer shall consume a full day of accumulated sick leave. No other summer employment qualifies for sick leave benefits.

When a substitute teacher commences a leave of absence for medical reasons, the substitute and his/her representative may meet with the Director of Employment and the District Benefits Manager. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the amount, if any, of accrued personal illness that the substitute teacher may be allowed to access during the leave of absence.