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Old 10-25-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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Just curious, I'm in year 8 of teaching and have 26 sick days accumulated. I'm just curious to know if that is low or high compared to other teachers and districts


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I am on year 30 and have 328.5 days accumulated. I will be using 170 for one year of credit towards retirement.
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245 days. yeah. I am old!
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Holy cow Sam, how many do you get per year? In 30 years I would only have gotten 300. Have you ever been absent?

I am in year 22 and have about 65. I don't hesitate to use mine.
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In my district, I got 12 new days each year. Once I reached 90 days, I would get the new 12 days the next year, but returned to 90 at the end of that year whether I used those 12 days or not.

I figure I had about 300 days when I retired, but did not get paid for any of them.


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Old 10-25-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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I am in year 3 and I have a few less than 45.. I get 15 a year, but I have used a couple.
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I have about 107 sick days. This is my 18th year. I think we get 15 per year and they accumulate. I did use about 50 sick days for my first maternity leave 9 years ago. My second DD was born in June, so I did not use any sick days.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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It depends....we get 5 personal days and 5 sick days per year. I guess they all go into one bank? I hardly ever miss work, but I did cash in when I was on maternity leave. Not sure of my # but after 16 years of teaching, I must have plenty. You are doing good!
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I have 18...at the end of this year, I will have 0 since I have to use them all as my maternity leave. We can only carry over 5 a year until we hit 30 days. Everything over those 5 (or 30) are use them or lose them.

I'm in a private school though.

When my mom retired she had over 400. She NEVER took a day off (unless she had to).
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Sam5, How in the world did you manage to do that? I was proud of myself for accumulating 186 in 25 years. My dh just said, "That's a lot for a woman." He's right. Woman are usually the ones who stay home with sick kids. Since I don't have kids I have more than the average bear -mama bear, that is.

The longer I teach the more I use each year!


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I can't imagine never taking a day off!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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We earn 10 per year. Over the decades, they have fluctuated the number of sick vs personal, but always been ten total. We can bank a total of 120 days. Anything after that we get ________.
Now, depending on what contract we were working on. The days over 120, you may have gotten $10 a day. Or upon retirement, they would pay for your health insurance for that many days.

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You should be happy you are employed and why would we give you a contract! Here is a handbook you can live by. If you don't like it, find a new job.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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I think we get 18 a year. I can't seem to accumulate very many. I only missed 3 days last school year, but this year I have already missed 8 and a half days and 6 days were spent in the hospital. If you have children or a medical condition it seems you use more than other people. Now we are required to have a doctor's excuse for even missing a day.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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We get 9 per year (1 for every month we are contracted to work). We used to be reimbursed for unused sick days upon retirement, but that was grandfathered out of our contract in 2010. Now we can bank up to 90 total...we get nothing for any days that are banked above that number. Oh yeah, we get 2 "personal" days, but those days come out of our sick leave. Other than my maternity leave, I can count on two hands the number of sick days I've had...and this is my 21st year of teaching.


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Old 10-25-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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We now get 15 days to use for sick, personal, or family illness. I wanted enough days in case of major illness/disability. I get paid somewhere around $15-$20 per each unused day at retirement. Not much. I didn't save them for that reason.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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I have 191 sick days
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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I have 36 sick days, after just donating 2 days to the Catastrophic Sick Bank. I've been teaching 19 years but I've changed districts 3 times and I've had 4 kids, and a husband who was in a major car accident. Several of the teachers at my site graduated with over 250 days.

We get 10 days each year.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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You all really get lots of days! I only had 8 my last few years before retirement. However, I forget, but I was paid for the 14 I had left. I was usually out because of my children and my husband.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Year 30 and I have about 50 days. I would have more, but used 30 each time I gave birth to one of our 2 boys and a lot of days year before last when I had surgery, chemo and radiation.

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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We are given 10 days per year. We can bank them for the length of employment and are paid a certain amount for them upon retirement. If we leave the district, we lose them. Though I'd bet all districts do that...However, if you are absent more than those 10 days, you are penalized on your evaluation for the year. For heavens sake, don't have a major illness or the flu! I understand that there are people who abuse their sick days, but I hate it that everyone has to suffer for the actions of a few.
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We get 10 days per year
Old 10-25-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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and 2 personal days. Whatever we don't use moves to the next year, but you can't do anything with them when you retire. I have been in this district 18 years and have about 100.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Like the OP, I am also in my 8th year, but I have accumulated 106 sick days. We get a total of 20 days to take for illness/family illness/personal days. I usually take about 3-5 per year.
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I get a total of 10 a year. I have had to use all of mine for each of my pregnancies - 3. On top of that, I am the mommy who would take off for the doctor appointments that could only be in the am and of course the sick days for the kiddos. I am starting to build them back up, and at year 15 I think I have around 11 or a few less. Oh well at least I have some.
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Independent school here. We get a total of five days a year - doesn't matter if they're sick or personal. We used to be able to roll them over, but we can't anymore. So, I guess that means I have five days total!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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I got 12 sick days and 3 personal days a year. They could all accumulate. I retired after 38 years of teaching with 348 days accumulated. At that time, a few years ago, I got paid about $60 a day. Taxes took a huge chunk. I'm not complaining though! There is now a cap on the amount of days that can be paid.

I saved the district a huge amount of money in sub salaries.
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I'm in year 7 at this district, and I have a little over 100 sick days accumulated. I wish I could use them, but I never have time.
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Wow, how many days do you teach a year? We are contracted at 186 days and get just over 10 days a year. That is everything. I am in year 9 and have over 30 days. I usually end up taking 1-3 a year, depending on when the Jewish Holidays fall. Some years I also contribute to the sick leave bank(we don't do it every year, just when it hits a low reserve).
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Our district used to give us eight sick days and two personal days a year. Whatever wasn't used could be banked for retirement purchase of insurance. BUT, with the changeover in our state and the killing of our unions, we now have six sick days and two personal dys a year. We can only accumulate 60 and then they buy them back at half rate.
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We get 12 sick days a year an 2 personal days. We can roll them over until we get to 175, then they don't accumulate.

I am not sure how many I have, . I am in my 8th year of teacher. I used all my sick time during my second year when I had my daughter. I miss maybe 3 days a year for illness, but last year I had more time off as I had surgery.
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I get 16 sick and 3 personal a year. We donate 2 each year to a sick bank. The sick bank is used for a teacher who may become very, very ill during the year and needs additional days.

We can accumulate sick time but we get nothing for it when we retire. I have 160 days saved in over 20 years. The sad thing is unless I get really ill I can't use them or get anything for them.
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I'm in year 27 and have around 40 sick days. I didn't touch them (we get 10 sick a year and 2 personal) for several years so I could use them for both maternity leaves and get paid. I don't hesitate to use them throughout the year. Our sick days can accumulate and we can only save up to 4 personal days, any other personal days move to sick days.
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We get 10 per year. I currently have 76 days. I would have had 187 had I never taken a day off. (20th year, but one year I did not have benefits, and the other I got 7 days since I was part time)

I used 45 for an illness one year, and I used 32 the year my dad died. I missed a week for a kidney stone surgery once. I've also donates 4-5 to people who needed them. (Co-workers with spouses or children with terminal illnesses.).

I'll take a sick day here and there if I absolutely have to.
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This is my 8th year in the district...
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I have 77 days of sick leave right now. We get 10 a year (plus 3 personal days). The sick leave accumulates.
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I have 200 days. I only use my personal days.
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I am in year 20. We get 10 sick days a year and 2 personal days. We can carry the sick days and accumulate as many as we can -- but we don't get anything for them if we don't use them. The personal days can only accumulate to 4 and then we use or lose them. I used all of my days with each of my 4 pregnancies -- but have been pretty lucky and have not used too many since. I currently have 58 days saved.

I really wish we were able to donate towards a bank --- my one child was very ill after I had returned from a maternity and had no saved days and we were docked my pay for every day off. We were living on a shoestring and with the illness and the money issues, the stress was unbearable. Now that I have built up days, I wish there were some way that I could help my co-workers who are in need.
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I am in year 7 and have 55 days accumulated. I believe we get 12 each year. A few years back, I had to use a little more than 20 days for a medical leave.
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I have 168 days added up. Hope I never need to use that many.
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we have 10 a year to accumulate to 120 and it freezes
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I have 5. It's my first year on a contract, and it's only 0.5 FTE.

That said, I'm kind of thrilled. I've been subbing awhile, and it's been a LONG time since I've had any paid sick time at all!
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This is my 13th year.

We get 10 sick days per year and 1 personal day.

I've used most of mine for maternity leaves and kid sick days. Very few for my own health. (Other than headaches, I am very rarely sick, so I guess that's good.)
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I am in year 13 at my current school. 122.5 days.
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We get 10 per year, and they carry over. I'm in my 5th year teaching, and I have about 40. I use most of them as half-days for appointments that can't be scheduled after school.
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We get 12 sick days, 8 family illness and bereavement days and 3 personal days each year. The family illness & bereavement can't be banked. I am in year 10 and I think I have 85 1/2 sick days and banked.
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I agree with Rachel--some of you get a lot of days every year! 15 or more? You're very fortunate. We get 10 sick days and 2 personal days each year.

We can use the sick days towards retirement but it takes 183, I think. Sam5, you're lucky to be able to "buy" a year with 170 days.
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We get 10 sick and 2 personal.
This is my 2nd year working for this county. I have used a total of 2.5 sick days this year so far. 2 1/2 days for Dr. appointments that could not be scheduled after school, and 1.5 days for an AWFUL stomach bug.
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I have 79 days accumulated. With the birth of each child, I took six weeks of sick leave, and missed quite a bit when my father was sick and died. Now, I miss to be out with my elderly mother when she needs me. In NC we have 10 sick days per year and earn up to 5 personal days per year. After two years, we earn extra vacation leave that can only be taken on workdays, and after it accumulates to 30 days, anything more rolls to sick leave. Upon retirement, we are paid for all vacation leave and sick leave is added to our experience. Looking forward to cashing in on my days!
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I'm in year 8 and I have 42 sick days. I'm going to be having surgery soon so that will go down.
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I'm in year 18 and I have 200-something. But my district is oddball - one year instead of giving teachers a raise they gave a year of sick leave (180 days) as a form of compensation. It's now changed but teachers who were around for that contract have that many grandfathered in. We can use it for early retirement.

Now, on top of that, I accumulate 20+ per year. I maybe use 2-3 per year.
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We earn 10 a year. In the past, we were allowed to carry them over to the next year but that disappeared when our school was sold (private school). There were a lot of unhappy teachers that lost 50 or more days. The first couple of years we were given some $ for unused days (about 1/2 day worth of pay) but they took that away. Now we lose what we don't use. Since there aren't any incentives to not use our days teachers are taking days off just to use them up.
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I am in my 15 year of teaching. I get 10 sick and 1 personal day a year. Sick days accumulate, personal days do not. I have 133 sick days. I am single so I don't use them unless I have to. If I had to have surgery and be out of school for 6 weeks or something I would have no income so I bank mine. If we leave or retire we get nothing for them.
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Wow!
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Wow, there is a big difference between public and private schools I guess! I ge 2 personal and 7 sick/family illness days a year. The personal days do not accumulate and the sick days accumulate to 21. You guys are lucky!!
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Save those sick days for retirement! :)
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Not sure about all states, but in California, those sick days ADD up and can be used towards retirement. If they add up to 185 days that is a whole school year (they are prorated too) which effectively makes each one worth your daily rate of pay. That makes each one worth about $475 or more/less depending on your salary. After I realized that I stopped using them "just because" and began saving them. Us single moms know it is hard to not use sick days - but just try
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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I have about 86 days. I have been teaching for 9 years.
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