Sick leave

Your employment agreement sets out how much sick leave you can take, whether you can carry sick leave forward, and under what circumstances your sick leave can be disregarded.

Primary principals

The basic sick leave entitlement for full-time primary principals is 5 days a year. An extra entitlement of leave is granted depending on how long you’ve worked as a principal.

The following table shows the extra leave days you’ll get if you started work as a principal after 1 July 1992.

TIME YOU'VE WORKEDTOTAL SICK LEAVE FOR THAT TIME
Up to 3 months 7 days
Over 3 months and up to 6 months 7 days
Over 6 months and up to 9 months 7 days
Over 9 months and up to 5 years 5 days
Over 5 years and up to 10 years 19 days
Over 10 years and up to 20 years 14 days
Over 20 years and up to 30 years 25 days
Over 30 years 22 days

If you were working as a principal before 1 July 1992, refer to clause 7.3.4 of the collective agreement to find out your sick leave entitlement.

Clause 7.3.4 – Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement 

If you don’t use all your sick leave in a year, you can carry it forward. Under certain circumstances, and with approval from your board, you may be allowed to anticipate from a future year’s sick leave allocation.

Sick leave entitlements are set out in clause 7 of the collective agreement.

Clause 7.3 - Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement

Disregarded sick leave

Disregarded sick leave means time off for sickness or injury isn’t deducted from your sick leave balance. Your school board can’t approve disregarded sick leave; it must apply to the Ministry on your behalf.

Disregarded sick leave provisions are set out in clause 7.5 of the collective agreement.

Clause 7.5 - Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement

Primary teachers

The basic sick leave entitlement for full-time primary teachers is 5 days a year. An extra entitlement of leave is granted depending on how long you’ve worked as a teacher.

The following table shows the extra leave days you’ll get if you started work as a teacher after 1 July 1992.

TIME YOU'VE WORKEDTOTAL SICK LEAVE FOR THAT TIME
Up to 3 months 7 days
Over 3 months and up to 6 months 7 days
Over 6 months and up to 9 months 7 days
Over 9 months and up to 5 years 5 days
Over 5 years and up to 10 years 19 days
Over 10 years and up to 20 years 14 days
Over 20 years and up to 30 years 25 days
Over 30 years 22 days

If you were working as a teacher before 1 July 1992 refer to clause 4.1.4 of the collective agreement to find out your sick leave entitlement.

Clause 4.1.4 – Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement

If you don't use all your sick leave in a year you can carry it forward, but you can't anticipate from a future year’s sick leave allocation.

Sick leave entitlements, including entitlements for part-time teachers and special circumstances, are set out in clause 4 of the collective agreement.

Clause 4.2 - Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Disregarded sick leave

Disregarded sick leave means time off for sickness or injury isn’t deducted from your sick leave balance. Your school board can’t approve disregarded sick leave; it must apply to the Ministry on your behalf.

Disregarded sick leave provisions are set out in clause 4.3 of the collective agreement.

Clause 4.3 - Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Secondary principals

Your sick leave allocation depends on how long you’ve worked as a principal. The following table shows how much leave you’re entitled to.

TIME YOU'VE WORKEDTOTAL SICK LEAVE FOR THAT TIME
Up to 3 months 7 days
Over 3 months and up to 6 months 14 days
Over 6 months and up to 9 months 31 days
Over 9 months and up to 5 years 46 days
Over 5 years and up to 10 years 92 days
Over 10 years and up to 20 years 154 days
Over 20 years and up to 30 years 229 days
Over 30 years 306 days

You’re allowed to anticipate sick leave from a future year’s entitlement if you need to.

Sick leave entitlements are set out in clause 5.2 of the collective agreement.

Clause 5.2 – Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement

Disregarded sick leave

Disregarded sick leave means time off for sickness or injury isn’t deducted from your sick leave balance. Your school board can’t approve disregarded sick leave; it must apply to the Ministry on your behalf.

Disregarded sick leave provisions are set out in clause 5.2.6 of the collective agreement.

Clause 5.2.6 - Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement

Secondary teachers

Your sick leave allocation depends on how long you have worked as a full-time teacher. The following table shows how much leave you are entitled to.

TIME YOU'VE WORKEDTOTAL SICK LEAVE FOR THAT TIME
Up to 3 months 7 days
Over 3 months and up to 6 months 14 days
Over 6 months and up to 9 months 31 days
Over 9 months and up to 5 years 46 days
Over 5 years and up to 10 years 92 days
Over 10 years and up to 20 years 154 days
Over 20 years and up to 30 years 229 days
Over 30 years 306 days

You’re allowed to anticipate up to 5 days’ sick leave from a future year’s entitlement if you need to.

Sick leave entitlements, including entitlements for part-time teachers and special circumstances, are set out in clause 6.2 of the collective agreement.

Clause 6.2 – Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Disregarded sick leave

Disregarded sick leave is when time off for sickness or injury isn’t deducted from your sick leave balance. Your school board can’t approve disregarded sick leave; it must apply to the Ministry of Education on your behalf.

Disregarded sick leave provisions are set out in clause 6.2.7 of the collective agreement.

Clause 6.2.7 - Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Area school principals

Your sick leave allocation depends on how long you’ve worked as a principal. The following table shows how much leave you’re entitled to.

TIME YOU'VE WORKEDTOTAL SICK LEAVE FOR THAT TIME
Up to 3 months 7 days
Over 3 months and up to 6 months 14 days
Over 6 months and up to 9 months 31 days
Over 9 months and up to 5 years 46 days
Over 5 years and up to 10 years 92 days
Over 10 years and up to 20 years 154 days
Over 20 years and up to 30 years 229 days
Over 30 years 306 days

You’re allowed to anticipate sick leave from a future year’s entitlement if you need to.

For full details of your sick leave entitlement refer to clause 5.2 of the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Clause 5.2 – Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement

Disregarded sick leave

Disregarded sick leave means time off for sickness or injury isn’t deducted from your sick leave balance. Your school board can’t approve disregarded sick leave; it must apply to the Ministry on your behalf.

Disregarded sick leave provisions are set out in clause 5.2.7 of the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement.

Clause 5.2.7 - Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement

Area school teachers

Your sick leave allocation depends on how long you’ve worked as a full-time teacher. The following table shows how much leave you’re entitled to.

TIME YOU'VE WORKEDTOTAL SICK LEAVE FOR THAT TIME
Up to 3 months 7 days
Over 3 months and up to 6 months 14 days
Over 6 months and up to 9 months 31 days
Over 9 months and up to 5 years 46 days
Over 5 years and up to 10 years 92 days
Over 10 years and up to 20 years 154 days
Over 20 years and up to 30 years 229 days
Over 30 years 306 days

You’re allowed to anticipate up to 5 days’ sick leave from a future year’s entitlement if you need to.

Sick leave entitlements, including entitlements for part-time teachers and special circumstances, are set out in clause 5.1 of the collective agreement.

Clause 5.1 – Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement

Disregarded sick leave

Disregarded sick leave means time off for sickness or injury isn’t deducted from your sick leave balance. Your school board can’t approve disregarded sick leave; it must apply to the Ministry on your behalf.

Disregarded sick leave provisions are set out in clause 5.1.6 of the collective agreement.

Clause 5.1.6 - Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement

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