Teacher Contract Database

Results

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Custom report. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=184030
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Payment for unused sick leave at the end of the school year

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Methodology for Payment for unused sick leave at the end of the school year

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Yes
$138 per day up to 5 days (6 days for less than 10 years seniority)

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Yes
up to 3 days of accumulated sick leave may be converted to cash at the teacher's 100% daily rate (1 day per every 4 sick leave days accrued, up to 3)

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

No

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

District acknowledges state law

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Yes
80% daily rate of pay for up to 10 days each year

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Yes
80% per diem for each unused sick day for employees who use 2 or fewer sick leave days in that school year.

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law
No; pay for unused sick leave is not permitted, except when an employee has been approved for long-term disability.

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

No

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law
No; pay for unused sick leave is not permitted, except when an employee has been approved for long-term disability.

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Yes
daily substitute rate

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Yes
daily rate of pay, up to 1/2 of days

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Yes
daily rate of pay of the employee multiplied by 50%

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Yes
$25/day for up to 15 days for unused personal illness and family illness days

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law
No; pay for unused sick leave is not permitted, except when an employee has been approved for long-term disability.

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes
$25 - $1,500, as part of the district's attendance incentive plan

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

if a teacher uses no sick leave during the year, she is eligible for a bonus payment equal to a per diem to be paid at the end of that school year, or a bonus day off to be taken the next year

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Yes
If a teacher has more than 175 days accumulated, he/she can sell up to 8 days back at the end of a school year at the level of reimbursement in effect at the time the days are sold back.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Yes
As part of the attendance incentive, teacher's may receive 80% of their daily rate of pay for sick leave days, but only if the teacher has been absent fewer than three days that year and has at least 21 accrued sick days after cash-in.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Yes
teachers will be eligible to cash in 1 sick leave day each school year if the teacher reaches a certain sick leave balance threshold (the threshold amount depends on the teacher's years of service)

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

No

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Yes
The district agrees to compensate for all days in excess of 201 in the form of an attendance bonus at the rate of $35 per day.

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Yes
100% of daily rate of pay, up to 5 days

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Yes
Employees with 10 or more years of service may sell up to 50 days of sick leave in excess of 100 accumulated days at 1/2 substitute rate

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

No

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Yes
Option 1: tax-sheltered annuity; Option 2: Gross payment equal to the daily rate of pay x 80% of the number of accumulated days in excess of 150 days; Option 3: combination of option 1 and option 2

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

District acknowledges state law

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Yes
65 - 80% times the daily rate of pay times the number of sick days (depending on years of service)

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

No
except when an employee has been approved for long-term disability.

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

District acknowledges state law
No; pay for unused sick leave is not permitted, except when an employee has been approved for long-term disability.

54,984 60%
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Payment for unused sick leave at retirement

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Methodology for Payment for unused sick leave at retirement

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Yes
daily rate of pay for up to 60 days

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Yes
$40 per unused accumulated sick leave day

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Yes
teacher's current daily rate x the number of sick leave days (up to 90 sick leave days), less any District contribution to a matching 403(b) plan.

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Yes
for accumulated eligible local sick leave days: up to 50 unused sick days at a rate not to exceed $45 per day; for accumulated ineligible local sick leave days: 1/2 of the amount paid for eligible sick leave days for each unused sick day, up to 120 days

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Yes

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Yes
1 day for every 4 unused of teacher's total accumulated sick leave at 100% of the teacher's daily rate

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Yes
25% of accumulated sick leave at teacher's current salary rate

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Yes
$25 per day of remaining sick leave, not to exceed $4,000 for teachers who retire prior to March 1; $25 per day of remaining sick leave, not to exceed $3,500 for teachers who retire after March 1.

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Yes
35% - 100% of daily rate, depending on years of service

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Yes
total sick leave days x 0.175, then multiply the result (maximum of 35) by the teacher's daily rate of pay

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Yes
35-100% of daily rate, depending on years of service (see footnote)

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Yes
up to 30 days at employee's daily rate

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Yes
based on years of service (see footnote)

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Yes, for teachers hired on or before 1977: 1/3 of accumulated leave (up to 190 days) at daily rate. Issue not addressed for all other teachers

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Yes
up to 90 days of accumulated sick leave, which is included in the annuity computation

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.
in accordance with state law

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Yes
payment will be based on the teacher's payment choice: A) the current substitute rate of pay times the retiree's number of accumulated days of sick leave, or B) sick leave days in excess of 35 days at the rate of half the employee's highest per diem rate

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Yes
$30-$50 a day for each day of accumulated and unused sick leave, with no limit on the maximum payment

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Yes; up to 40 accumulated days awarded after July 1, 2012, may be used for pension service credit. Up to 325 retained days awarded prior to July 1, 2012, shall be paid out at the employee’s rate of pay (see footnote).

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Yes
Half of the unused sick leave at the teacher's daily rate of pay divided by the number of days in the work year minus one day

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Yes
Up to 100 days multiplied by a calculated rate (see footnote).

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Yes
daily rate of pay for 30% of accumulated sick leave, limited to $30,000

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

District acknowledges state law.
district acknowledges O.C.G.A. 20-02-0853.

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Yes
25-45% of days at current salary rate, based on the number of days accumulated

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.
in accordance with state law,

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Yes
$125 per day up to 150 days for employees who have been employed for 10+ years; employees who have been employed 5-9 years may draw 50%-90% respectively of the maximum benefit (the maximum benefit being 150 days at $125 per day)

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Yes
21.5% of the value of the employee’s accumulated sick leave

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Yes
maximum of 45 days

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Yes
$3-9 per day depending on how many days are accumulated

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Yes
$76.09 per day up to 184 days

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Employees approved for early retirement effective in the 2003 school year and thereafter may receive payout for unused sick leave (no details given); all other employees: no

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

District acknowledges state law.
Sec. 25-11-109 of the Mississippi Code of 1972

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Yes
$45 for each unused day in their sick bank up to 100 days, $65 for 101-200 days for a maximum payout of $11,000

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

No

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Yes
$48 per accumulated sick leave day up to 130 days

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Yes
Daily rate at the following percentages by years of service: 1-3 years of service at 35%; 4-6 years of service at 40%; 7-9 years of service at 45%; 10-12 years of service at 50%; during the 13th year at a 94%; thereafter at 80%

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Yes
one-half of the unused leave to his or her credit based on the salary or wages for the last year of employment

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Yes
$1.25 per hour of unused sick leave

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Yes
$75 per day for up to 150 days

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Teachers using 5% or less of accumulated days in their retirement year receive bonus equal to 2% of their base salary.

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Yes
40 days

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Yes
each unused day of state and local leave, to a maximum of 100 days, at a rate of $50 per day

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Yes
100% of daily rate for half of the accumulated sick leave days up to 40 days

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Yes
up to 20 days of leave at the daily rate at the time of retirement

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Yes
$10/hour (equivalent of a day)

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.
in accordance with state law

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Yes
up to 1,000 hours at the rate of .75 of the 1996-97 pay of a substitute teacher with two or more years of college

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

employees hired before July 1, 1995 receive 1 day's pay for each sick day in excess of 45 sick days, up to 30 days

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Yes
at a partial per diem payment rate (rate will be set periodically as a part of the Annual Financial Plan process)

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Yes
35-100% of daily rate of pay times the number of accumulated sick leave days, depending on the number of years of service

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Yes
100% of each day's value calculated at the year in which the days were accrued

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Yes
Current salary rate equal to 2% of accumulated unused sick leave as of the date of retirement.

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Yes
$35.00 for every 7 hours of unused sick time, deposited in 403(b) account

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Yes
up to 30 sick leave days at the current daily substitute rate

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Yes
a portion of unused sick (amount not specified)

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Yes
30% of accumulated leave

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Yes
25 days at the daily rate of pay paid to the employee at the time of his/her retirement

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Yes
up to 180 days at 25% of daily rate for unused sick, personal leave days, and alternative leave days

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

No

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Yes
3% x years of service (up to 25 years) x current daily rate of pay x days accumulated; up to 200 days (for teachers hired prior to January 1, 2009) or 175 days (for teachers hired after January 1, 2009)

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Yes
up to 90 days of state personal, sick and local sick leave, at the rate of one-half daily rate at the time of retirement

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Yes
unlimited amount of unused state personal & sick leave days or local leave days, at the rate of ½ of long-term certified substitute teacher daily rate of pay (in 2014-15, rate under this section would be $80 per day, since substitute pay is $160/day

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Yes
$60/day; $100/day if 100 calendar days notice of retirement given (maximum pay-out is one year's salary)

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Yes
1-50 days: $20/day; 51-100 days: $25/day; 101-150 days: $30/day; 151-200 days: $35/day; 201-250 days: $40/day

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Yes
$40-$55 for unused state and local leave days depending on the total number of eligible local leave days earned; 35-50% of the employee’s final daily rate of pay or $40 for each day depending on the total number of eligible state leave days earned

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Yes
25% of his/her final daily wage for each day of unused sick leave

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

Yes
per diem rate up to 90 days

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Yes
$60 per day for up to 240 days if deadline is met; employees who notify the District after the deadline shall be reimbursed at $55 for up to 220 days.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Yes
The daily rate of pay multiplied by 35%-100% times the number of accumulated sick days, based on the number of years of service.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Yes
up to 10 sick leave days in excess of the 90% of the maximum full-days accumulation

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.
50% of unused sick leave at daily rate of pay

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Yes
current rate of pay for 20-35% of accumulated leave

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Yes
Up to 64 accumulated sick days at full salary

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Yes
termination pay on a basis of 50% of up to 200 sick leave days

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Yes
$90-135 per day depending on date of notification and number of days accumulated

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

Yes
1/4 - 1/2 of the employee’s daily rate of pay up to a maximum of $75 per day, depending on number of accumulated leave days and date of employment

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Yes
employees shall be reimbursed for both local and state leave at a rate established by the board.

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Yes
$10-$20/day (based on years in district) up to 181 days; days in excess of 181 are compensated at a rate of $35/day if teacher submits notice before the deadline.

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Yes
50% of the employees contracted daily rate at end of service multiplied by the number of unused sick days, not to exceed the maximum days accumulated

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Yes
35-100% of the teacher's daily rate of pay multiplied by the number of accumulated sick days, based on numbers of years served in the district (in accordance with state law F.S.1012.61(2))

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Yes
100% of daily rate of pay, up to 25 days

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Yes
35-100% times the number of days multiplied by the teacher's daily rate of pay

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Yes
one-fourth of the employee’s annual salary up to 800 hours

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Yes
35-100% of daily rate, depending on years of service

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Yes
40% salary (after 6 years of service) to 100% salary (after 30 years of service)

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Yes
50% of accumulated days paid at 28% of daily rate of Step 10 of the Master's Degree, Master's Equivalent, Bachelor's Degree + 30 Credits Salary Schedule

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Yes
Daily rate of pay multiplied by 35% - 50% times the number of accumulated sick leave days, depending on the teacher's number of years of service

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Yes
1 day at teacher's current per diem rate for every 2 accumulated sick days

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

CBA acknowledges state law
Ch. 646, Oregon Laws 1973

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Yes
100% per diem rate up to 3/10 of sick days, not to exceed 80 days

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Yes
10% of the employee's per diem or hourly rate at the time of separation x number of sick leave days (for employees who have accrued leave on or after July 1, 1991); employees with unused leave earned on or before 6/30/1991 receive pay based on a formula.

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Yes
25-50% of unused sick leave, depending on retirement notice date and number of sick leave days utilized during the last year of service

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Yes
Half of the daily substitute rate for the 1st 100 days; full substitute rate for any days over 100.

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

Yes
$70-$115 per unused day depending on number of sick days taken each year

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Yes
each day of state and local leave, at a rate established by the Board (current rate is $88/day)

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Yes
35-100 percent of daily rate, depending on years of service

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Yes
Daily rate of pay at retirement x the maximum percentage provided for by Florida Statute x the number of accumulated sick leave days

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Yes
25 percent compensation for all unused personal illness days, subject to taxes.

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Yes
up to 180 days at the ratio of 4:1 at per diem rate

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.
Terminal leave payout at the time of retirement (for sick and/or annual leave) from a 401(a) and /or 403(b) IRS approved plan.

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Yes
$100 per day

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Yes
$100 per day; maximum of $15,000

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Yes
70% of daily rate for 20 or more years of service; 33 1/3% of daily rate for 8 - 19 years of service

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Yes
Daily substitute rate at the time of separation multiplied by the number of sick leave days (based on a 7.5 hour day) to pay out up to 500 hours.

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Yes
$30 per day for 50-100% of accumulated sick days depending on years of service

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Yes
$28 per day

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Yes
35-100% multiplied by the daily rate of pay times the number of accumulated sick leave days (based on number of years of service)

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Yes
25% of accumulated sick leave up to 190 days at teacher's daily rate of the previous fiscal year

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Yes
$30 per accumulated unused temporary leave day

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Unused sick leave is converted to retirement credit.
in accordance with state law

54,984 60%
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Additional pay or leave days for good job attendance

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Methodology for Additional pay or leave days for good job attendance

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Yes
Teachers will be awarded 1 personal day if 5 or fewer sick days are used between July 1 and June 30.

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Yes
teachers who use less than half of the year's allotted sick leave may cash in up to 5 sick leave days (6 days for less than 10 years seniority) each year at $138 per day

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Yes
teachers may choose to be compensated for unused personal days at the substitute daily rate at the end of the school year

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Yes
teachers may receive payment for unused personal days in excess of 5 days at the rate of $100 per day.

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Yes
if a teacher is absent 4 or less days in a school year, s/he can receive 80% daily rate of pay for up to 10 days.

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Yes
2-5 additional sick days

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Yes
employees who use 2 or fewer sick leave days in a school year can receive 80% per diem for each unused sick day earned that school year.

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Yes
1 sick leave day for 96% overall attendance for the school year

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Yes
2-4 "earned" personal leave days

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Yes
teachers are paid annually for any unused local personal leave days at the substitute pay rate, up to two days

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Yes
teachers with perfect attendance can exchange all of the year's sick days in the buyback program.

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Yes
teachers can receive compensation for unused sick leave earned that year at the daily rate of pay of the employee multiplied by 50%

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Yes
1-3 times the substitute rate x the number of unused personal days

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Yes
1-4 leave days can be added to an employee’s Incentive Leave Bank which can be cashed out retirement, if less than 5 state leave says are used in that school year

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Yes
teachers allowed to carry over 28 hours with at least 97% attendance from the previous school year.

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Yes
$250 for employees who have no more than 4 absences during the school year.

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Yes
funds recouped based on average salary less the cost of substitutes, shall be distributed to teachers whose sick leave, personal leave, or “no pay” days during the contract year total between 0-2; total funds available shall be divided by the total points

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Yes
.5 additional "paid time off" day per semester in which they have missed one day or less; teachers who miss one day or less during the entire school year will earn a second PTO day.

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes
$25 - $1,500

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

Yes
if a teacher uses no sick leave during the year, she is eligible for a bonus payment equal to a per diem to be paid at the end of that school year, or a bonus day off to be taken the next year

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Yes
Employees who do not use the personal leave days during any contract year shall accrue 1 additional day of sick leave at the conclusion of the year.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Yes
Sick days may be cashed in annually for 80% of the teacher's daily rate of pay, for any number of sick days as long as the teacher has not taken more than 3 sick days that year and has 21 sick days remaining after cash-in.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Yes
teachers may be reimbursed for 1 sick leave day each school year if the teacher reaches a certain sick leave balance threshold (the threshold amount depends on the teacher's years of service)

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Yes
Teachers with 80% of their current year's sick leave earn 1 extra personal business leave day for the following year; the district agrees to compensate for all days in excess of 201 in the form of an attendance bonus at the rate of $35 a day

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Yes
$500/semester based on a drawing

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Yes
1-3 personal days may convert to "discretionary leave days" if the teacher uses 4 or fewer sick days each year

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Yes
any teacher who utilizes no more than 4 sick days during a work year shall receive up to 5 days pay

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

Yes
$70-$115 per unused day depending on number of sick days taken each year, paid at retirement or resignation

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Yes
Teachers may receive payment for unused sick leave days each year at 80% x daily rate of pay x days in excess of 150 days earned that school year or payment in the form of a tax-sheltered annuity or a combination of the two.

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

No

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Yes
1 wellness leave day

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Yes
$200 - $600 in cafeteria plan credits for teachers who use 5 or fewer sick days per year

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Yes
1 personal day for accumulating 250 sick days; unused personal days shall be compensated at the daily substitute rate

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Yes
1 personal day per year

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Yes
until June 30, 2015 (provision expires after that date): up to $200, based on a merit-based points system

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Yes
Teachers will be compensated for each unused personal leave day per year beyond 6 at the rate of 1.5 times the established rate for short-term substitutes.

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,984 60%
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Days when leave is restricted or subject to refusal

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Methodology for Days when leave is restricted or subject to refusal

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

When teacher does not submit request with at least 3 days notice

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

when the employee’s absence will affect the educational program or District operations; availability of substitutes; during the five workdays before or after the 1st instructional day of the school year; day before or after a break/holiday/3-day weekend

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

The first and last week of school for students.

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

First/last five student days; in-service days; when used in any combination that includes both the day before & day after a holiday break; 10% of the teaching staff or 2 members absent, whichever is more at the unit level; disrupt educational program

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

First and last 5 days of school year, day before or after a holiday or break, inservice days, when less than 24 hours notice is given

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

First and last 5 days of school year; more than 7% of teachers taking personal or seniority leave; after May 1, more than 5% taking personal or seniority on a Monday or Friday; at Principal's discretion

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

availability of substitutes

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

teacher professional learning days; first and last five student days of each semester; any day before or after a holiday or approved personal leave; standardized testing periods; other "critical days" as designated by the principal or director

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

no more than 3 consecutive discretionary personal leave days; before or after a school holiday, state testing days

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Day before or after a holiday, last 2 student days in June

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Immediately preceding or following a holiday; First teacher duty days; Immediately prior to the end of the school year,; Consecutive personal days

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

When more than 3 consecutive leave days are used at a time; unusual number of teacher absences or inadequate supply of substitutes/blackout days

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

immediately before or after holidays; first or last 10 days of the school term

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

First 5 days of classroom instruction; last 5 days of of contracted school year

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Day before or after a holiday or break; or when five percent of teachers in the school take personal leave

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

No more than 8% of teachers or 1 teacher (whichever is greater) may be absent; for activities which could result in taxable income; work stoppage; union business; school emergencies which necessitate employee presence

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

To extend a holiday or vacation period, last week of school

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

First or last week of the school year; day before or after a holiday or break

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

day before or after a school holiday; professional or staff development days; state-mandated assessment testing days

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

The day before or the day after a holiday unless a request, specifying the reason, is made and approved

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Days for vacation purposes; to extend a school break; any day after Memorial Day; when teacher gives less than 24 hours notice of leave

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

when personal leave is to be used for reasons other than what is listed in Article 10 of the agreement

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

First & last 5 days of school; to extend a school holiday; standardized testing days where employee is involved w/ testing; last teacher workday; periods designated by principal that may cause detrimental effect on school's or dept.'s educational mission

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Personal leave may not be taken on: first day of the school year, required teacher workdays, day before or after holidays/annual vacation days

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Recreational use; to extend holidays or any breaks/vacations

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

when written consent from a supervisor is not received at least 10 days prior to leave

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

If the number of teachers exceeds the limits set forth by the principal and ILT, leave may be restricted on Mondays, Fridays, days preceding or following a recess or holiday, or any day in May or June.

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

First and last 5 school days, the Friday before and the Tuesday and Wednesday after Labor Day, the Thursday and Friday preceding the last day of school

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

day before or after school holidays; during the first or last 3 days of the school term; when requests for personal leave is received less than one week in advance of the date requested (except in cases of emergencies)

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

During or before the first full week of school, last 10 days of school, day before after a holiday or vacation, reasons other than those stated in the contract

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

10% or more of staff are absent, "critical needs days" determined by district leadership/principal (which typically include pre/post planning days, first and last work days, days before/after holidays, standardized testing days, special events)

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Gainful employment or other income-producing activity; any activity in connection with a strike

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

day before or after a school holiday, end-of-semester/year exam days, days scheduled for state assessments, professional development days, times determined by the principal/supervisor

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

The first work day; required teacher workdays; state testing days; day before/after a holiday or scheduled vacation day; if request is made with less than 5 days notice

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

If the principal feels the absence would negatively affect the education program or district operations and subject to the availability of substitutes.

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Day before or after a holiday, weekend, or vacation period; first day of school; last two days of school; parent/teacher conference days; too many teachers absent on any given day, as decided by principal

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

First or last week of semester, day before or after a holiday or break

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

first or last 5 days of the school year, state/federal standardized testing, pre- or post-planning days, 2 days before or after a holiday period

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

First and last four weeks of school, immediately before/after a school break or holiday, reason other than hardship or emergency need, substitute teachers unavailable

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

First or last week of student semester; immediately before or after holiday or vacations; during parent-teacher conferences; when teacher gives less than 2 days notice of leave

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

First day of the school term, the last day of the school term, on a day before or after a holiday

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

when employees give less than a ten day notice to use three to four consecutive personal days

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

On early release or in-service days personal leave will be allowed only for religious holidays, weddings, or bereavement

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

first and last day of instruction, day before or after a school holiday, end-of-semester/year exams, state assessments, professional or staff development days

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

when taken as vacation, to extend a holiday, or to engage in concerted activities

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

When the teacher's absence might cause a disruption to the program.

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

first and last day of school, day before or after a school holiday, end-of-semester or year-end exams, professional or staff development days, last teacher workday, if more than 10% of the total staff of a school or department that exceeds ten people

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

May not be used to extend a vacation or holiday except under exceptional circumstances

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

first or last week of school, day before or after a holiday or break, end of semester/year exams, state assessments days, two or more consecutive days without approval

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

If a substitute is not available; necessity of teacher on duty that specific day

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

when accumulated sick leave is used for reasons other than what's listed (see footnote) in accordance with state law

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

first and last 6 days of the school year, day before or after a holiday or break, professional development days, essential days determined by principals or department heads

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

state-mandated assessment days, when employee's absence has an effect on the education program or district operations, availability of substitutes

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

First/last week of school, day before/after holiday, when leave is connected with job action or work stoppage, or when the number of teachers absent exceeds the principal's limit.

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Supervisor may deny request if, in his/her opinion, the timing of the leave impacts the continuity of school program.

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

The first day the employee is required to report for the school year; on a required teacher workday; days scheduled for State testing; day before or after a holiday or scheduled vacation day

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

day before or after a student holiday, specific dates published annually, and when the presence of the employee is considered essential

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

For reasons other than those allowed by contract

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

When the teacher gives less than 48 hours notice except in emergencies

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

last contractual day or workday that precedes or follows a vacation or holiday; opening or closing day of a school session; in the absence of an approved substitute when required; when less than 3 days notice is given by the teacher

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

day before or after a holiday, first week of a new semester, end of semester/year exams, state assessments, professional development days, greater than 5% of campus employees absent for personal leave

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

When used to extend holidays/vacations, or when teachers gives notice less than 24 hours in advance

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

First and last day of school term; day before or after a holiday; when leave would disrupt school or department program; when teacher gives less than 24 hours notice

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Workdays preceding holidays/major breaks, professional development days, when less than one day notice is given

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Last 5 days of school term, total requests for leave exceed 10% of teaching staff

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

first and last 5 days of school year, day before or after a holiday (unless request is filed 35 calendar days but not more than 45 calendar days before the holiday), professional contract time, parent/teacher conferences,

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Consecutive work days; if 15% of the employees (or three employees under the same supervisor, whichever is greater), have previously given notice of their intention to use that day for leave; in connection with a concerted work stoppage or strike

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

First/last day of school or day before/after a school holiday unless the employee is ill

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

when the employee's absence affects the educational program/district operations; availability of substitutes

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

availability of substitutes

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

If more than 10% of the teachers in any given school request leave on the same day; student exam days; day before/after holidays or vacations

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

day before or after a holiday, first 2 or last 4 weeks of school, or during a substitute shortage

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

when the teacher tries to exceed three consecutive workdays for state personal leave

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

When the teacher gives less than 24 hours notice prior to taking personal leave.

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

elective or cosmetic surgery; first or last week of work year; elementary parent conferences; report card periods; immediately before/after holidays; middle/high school teachers: last week of first semester or first week of second semester

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

strike, demonstration, work stoppage, or reason other than those provided in the contract

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

first and last five instructional days of school, inservice or orientation work days when teacher is in central office sponsored inservice, parent conferences, when a qualified substitute can not be procured

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

to extend a vacation/break or long weekend (Mondays or Fridays)

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

First or last day of work, immediately preceding or following a holiday or October break

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

First/last week of each semester, day before and after a holiday, scheduled in-service days, conference days, student exam days, more than 5% of the staff request personal day, for extending holidays/vacations, when teacher gives less than 2 days notice

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

to extend breaks such as winter or spring break

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

To ensure proper staffing, day before or after a holiday or professional development day

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

As part of a vacation or the day before/after a vacation or holiday

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Day before or after a holiday

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Day before/after holiday; when the teacher gives less than 7 days notice

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

discretionary use of state personal leave shall not exceed three consecutive workdays; when the supervisor deems the employee's absence as negatively affecting the educational program or district operations; lack of available substitutes

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

When a teacher tries to use more than 3 consecutive personal days, or more than five discretionary personal days; first or last day of school; before/after a school holiday, professional development days; any time an employees presence is deemed critical

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

leave cannot be used to extend vacation leaves or holidays

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

First/last week of school; immediately before/following holiday/vacation; days with adverse weather when schools are open; participating in political/social problem activities; interviewing for other employment; another job; recreation/vacation

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

First 5 student days, days when parent/teacher conferences are scheduled, last 10 contract days, days immediately preceding or following a holiday or break

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

First or last 5 days of student year, day before or after a holiday/break; when more than 7% or 3 teachers are absent from the school

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

when employee submits request with less than 24 hours notice

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

when more than 5% of campus employees in each category are absent; when employee's absence affects educational program; availability of substitutes

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

when less than 2 days notice is given; in-service/staff development days; pre- and post-holidays

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

first week of school or during the month of June; first and last day of each school week (generally, Mondays and Fridays); day before or after a holiday; when leave is requested on two consecutive workdays; days scheduled for testing or other activities.

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

first day of school, day before or after a school holiday, days scheduled for end-of-semester/year examinations, days scheduled for state-mandated assessments/other District-approved tests, professional development days, when substitutes are not available

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

First or last five days in which the students are in attendance; immediately before or after a holiday or break; staff development days; when teacher gives less than 24 hours notice

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

day before or after a holiday/vacation; month of June; when more than 4% or 1 educator in any 1 building request personal leave at the same time

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Leave shall not be used for vacation or recreational purposes.

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Last 5 days of any school term; day before or after a holiday, vacation days, emergency make-up days, or staff development days; staff development days; testing days

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

The day before or after district holidays; when requested with less than five days notice prior to leave; when employee's presence is necessary

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

no more than no more than 35 teachers absent on any day during the last week of school or the day before or after a holiday or break

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

When requests for personal days are submitted less than 10 days in advance, in accordance with Delaware State Law

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

the day before or after paid holidays; the day before or after scheduled recesses

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Attendance at or participation in functions which are primarily for the employee's amusement, pleasure, personal convenience; the extension of holidays or vacation periods; accompanying a spouse on a trip when such travel is not otherwise authorized

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

first/last five teaching days of the school year, day before/after extended break, end-of-semester/year exam days, week before/of state-mandated assessments, professional/staff development days, discretionary days beyond 3 consecutive days

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

when more than 5% of unit members are on personal necessity leave; first/last 5 days of each semester; day before/after holiday/recess; when designated as "compelling personal business" a teacher may not used the days for certain reasons (see footnote)

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

day before/after a holiday or school recess, when used to participate in any concerted activities

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

When used for recreation, engaging in other employment, work stoppage/strike, illegal activity

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

First or last week of students' school year; day before or after a holiday/vacation

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Day before or after a holiday or break

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Extension of school holidays; extending summer vacation either before or after; number of teachers requesting leave on a particular day may not exceed 10% of total staff

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

No restrictions (teachers encouraged not to take leave on Fridays, Mondays, or a holiday weekend but district does not deny leave)

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Immediately preceding or following a negotiated teacher workday/holiday; a student attendance day that precedes or follows a holiday or vacation; during the first/last five student attendance days; when greater than 10% of workforce is absent

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

District acknowledges state law

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

First and last 10 school days, district inservice, more than 7% of staff in building request discretionary leave

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

the first and last two weeks of classes during each school year; following written notice of suspension or discharge; district-wide professional development days; MAP and EOC testing

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Day before or after a holiday or break, first week of school, on or after June 1, during May

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Day before/after a holiday/vacation

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Days of unusual or inclement weather, immediately preceding or following holidays or non-work days other than weekends, last 4 weeks of active employment each year

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

First and last 10 school days; Day before or after a holiday; When proper staffing will be negatively impacted

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

day before/after school holiday, when more than 10% of workforce is absent, week before or day of standardized testing days, professional development days, during pre/post planning periods, not more than 3 consecutive days, to work for another employer

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

First day of school, state testing days, required teacher work days, day before or after vacation or holiday, annual vacation days scheduled in the calendar

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

first and last weeks of school, no more than 15% of a school's staff requesting personal leave

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

During the last two weeks of school, and when more than 10% of staff is absent

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Non-teaching professional days; first and last 5 days of the school year; during addendum contracts of 20 days or fewer; to extend non-working or conference release days

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,984 60%