The new leave forms that the Board Office is requiring employees to use were designed to be as general as possible. They are to cover all employees in the district, not just teachers. Therefore, there are items that may or may not be applicable to us, and many of our leaves are not present on the form. The “details” section is specifically there to deal with leaves not listed. If you are taking a leave that is in our contract, but not listed on the form you would tick the “other” box, and then fill out the clause number. Each site has also been provided with a quick reference to the leaves available to us and the corresponding clause numbers in the contract. The “details” section is not to share the details of your illness or other matters you deem private. Requests for further information must follow the clauses below:
G1.10 Teachers may be required to provide an acceptable medical certificate in relation to any absence due to illness. Any teacher required to provide such a certificate will be notified in advance, and such notification shall not be given unreasonably G1.11 Notwithstanding paragraph G1.10, a medical certificate may be required for an illness extending beyond three days.
Supervisors signatures are as required. They are not required for sick leave. A regular sick day requires nothing more than your name, and a check beside the G1 box.