One of the perks of teaching has always been the amount of time off that comes with the job, often viewed as a godsend for a rewarding job that still allows a good work/life balance. Before any sick or personal leave is factored in, teachers work approximately 185 days a year versus about 230 days for most professions. Still, districts have to give teachers some amount of leave for taking a school day off in the event of illness or other personal reasons.
In our new brief, A Closer Look at Teacher Leave Benefits: An Apples to Apples Comparison, we count up how much leave teachers are getting in the large school districts that are included in our TR3 database. Read more.