Sick Leave Bank
A Sick Leave Bank Policy was approved by the Loudon County Board of Education on April 3, 2009 to be implemented in the 2009-2010 school year.
Complete details and downloadable enrollment and withdrawal forms are available on this webpage.
The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to provide sick leave to contributors (full-time employees only) to the Bank in the event of an illness, injury, disability, or quarantine of the member or immediate family as defined in the school system’s Sick Leave Policy and provided their available sick leave and any other applicable leave (vacation days and personal days) has been exhausted. All requests to draw from the bank must be accompanied by a physician’s statement on the approved form confirming the cause of illness or injury and must be signed by the physician.
Eligible employees may join the Sick Leave Bank by donating two (2) nonrefundable sick leave days to the bank.
Your school principal will designate a collection method for enrollment forms at your school, a school wide deadline for enrollment, and return to the payroll office no later than the deadline delineated in the policy. All enrollment forms must be received 4:00 p.m. on October 31 to be considered valid for the school year. Enrollment date begins on the November 1 of the year enrolled. Employees will receive an e-mail confirmation of enrollment from the Payroll Office by November 2.
The Sick Leave Bank shall be administered by a Committee of Trustees. The Committee shall be composed of six (6) members. The Board of Education shall appoint from its membership two (2) persons to serve as trustees, two (2) certified teachers selected by their membership, and one (1) non-certified employee selected by their membership. The sixth trustee shall be the Director of Schools, who shall chair the Committee. Trustees will serve staggered terms in compliance with TCA49-5-804.