IMRF Manual 3.20 F. Annual Sick Leave as Required by the Illinois School Code
“Section-24.6 of the Illinois School Code requires school districts to grant all employees eligible to participate in IMRF at least 10 days of sick leave at full pay in each school year. Each school district can determine the maximum number of sick days an IMRF member can accumulate. However, the maximum cannot be less than 180 days.
If your written personnel policies or a contract bargained with your employees has a less generous sick leave policy, the requirements of the Illinois School Code take precedence. If you have any further questions regarding the sick leave requirements of the School Code, you can call your Regional Superintendent of Schools.”
Unfortunately when working in a school, nasty colds and flu’s are a job hazard. Other mishaps or surgeries may also require time off. Add in sick, aged parents, sick children, and personal business, and your available time does not go far. There are staff who have not been lucky enough to accumulate sick days and have had their paychecks docked due to unforeseen circumstances. As seen below, other districts have enough consideration to allot their employees at LEAST the required 10 days, PLUS 2 personal days. Time may also be used as an incentive to lower costs by encouraging the accumulation of sick days, therefore not needing to pay a substitute. On the other hand, District 86 TAKES AWAY from the lowest paid people of service. Once again, we can’t make this stuff up….
10 month employees -10 sick, the minimum required by law (8 sick, 2 personal…10 sick, 0 personal??) 12 month employees-12 sick
***2 of which may be used as personal days. Cumulative up to 240 days for which purpose is not specified because handbook is vague where they want it to be. It is not clear if partial payment or IMRF transferable at separation/retirement. Or nothing.
1 1/2 days earned per month, 4 of which may be used as personal (i.e; 13 sick, 2 personal for a 10 month employee)
13 days per year (prorated for part-time employees), cumulative to 240 days (the current IMRF maximum accumulation)
two (2) personal days per year Unused personal days shall accumulate as sick days
fifteen (15) sick (pro-rated)
fourteen (14) sick days per year
one (1) personal day
15 sick days (employed 1-10 years, increases to 17, 19,,,)
2 personal days (3 after 4 years)
West Chicago 94
(13) days of sick leave (1/4 day increments)
(4) halfdays personal
12 month-12 sick days 10 month-10 sick days
12 month-2 personal 10 month-1 personal
1 sick day per month which may accumulate up to at least 240 days transferable to IMRF Four (4) personal-ten month Five (5) personal-twelve month
twelve-month employee fifteen (15) sick days 10-month employee twelve (12) sick days. May be accumulated to a maximum of two hundred days(200) 10-month or two hundred sixty days(260) for twelve-month employees.
Two (2) Personal
fifty-two (52) week employees eighteen (18) sick days accumulative to two hundred forty (240) days
forty-two (42) week employees sixteen (16) sick days accumulative to two hundred forty (240) days
Personal: Working in District 1-3 years 1 day accumulative to 3, Working in District 4-9 years 2 days accumulative to 3, Working in District 10+ years 2 days accumulative to 4
Lagrange Township Parapros
12 sick 2 Personal
Addison Trail/Willowbrook Aides 88
eleven (11) sick accumulate 240
three (3) personal
Glenbard 87 **CARING**
Fifteen (15) sick: 2 of which are required to donate yearly to sick bank, while the board donates 200 days yearly