leave consists of a period of absense when a teacher
is unable to work for health related reasons. Notify
the employing school board of any leave of absence due
to sickness or disability. Please consult your school
board's policies regarding notice requirements.
7 of the Provincial Collective Bargaining Agreement
outlines the provisions regarding sick leave benefits,
including annual entitlement and accumulated sick leave
credits. Full-time teachers under contract in accordance
with Section 200 of The Education Act, 1995 have
an annual sick leave entitlement of 20 days. The annual
sick leave entitlement for part-time teachers is prorated
based on the percentage of contract of employment. The
unused portion of the 20 days of sick leave per school
year will accumulate to a maximum of 180 days. Accumulated
sick leave credits are portable from one jurisdiction
to another within the K-12 system in Saskatchewan. Some
time limits apply to portability following a teacher's
termination of employment with a board of education.
A teacher's absence due to sickness or disability shall
be deducted from the teacher's sick leave entitlement.
A teacher continues to receive regular salary from the
employing school board until the teacher's sick leave
entitlement is exhausted. A medical certificate may
be requested by the employing school board within 30
days from the first day of absence. A second medical
opinion may be required at the school board's expense.