Grant of Sick Leave and Special Tuberculosis Leave to Teaching Staff
1. Sick Leave
(a) The Director may approve paid sick leave for every teacher, workshop teacher and laboratory technician in an aided school.
(b) Each member of staff so entitled may be given on appointment up to 28 days sick leave, and on completion of each succeeding year of service a further 48 days. The maximum balance which may be accumulated shall be 168 days.
(c) A school shall keep sick leave records for every teacher, workshop teacher and laboratory technician. As sick leave is taken, this will be noted in the records and deducted from the staff member's balance.
(d) The Director may, once the balance of sick leave has been exhausted by a staff member, approve additional sick leave without pay.
2. Special Tuberculosis Leave
(a) Members of staff entitled to sick leave under the terms of paragraph 1 who are suffering from tuberculosis may be granted special paid sick leave on the following terms : -
(i) those with more than one but less than four years service may be granted up to three months leave on full pay;
(ii) those with four or more but less than eight years service may be granted up to six months leave on full pay;
(iii) those with more than eight years service may be granted up to six months leave on full pay plus two weeks additional sick leave in respect of each additional year of service over eight years up to maximum of twelve months leave on full pay.
Service under all these provisions means service deemed to be continuous by the Director.
(b) The Director shall have the power to extend these periods of sick leave in cases which have his special approval.
(a) Sick leave not exceeding two days may be approved for members of staff by Principals without the production of a medical certificate. The grant of such sick leave should be reported to the Education Department.
(b) In seeking approval for the grant of sick leave in excess of two days or for the grant of special tuberculosis leave for members of staff, Principals must forward an acceptable medical certificate to the Director.
(c) Part-time teachers and monthly-paid temporary teachers are entitled to sick leave.