Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Absences | Rating:
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Yes. You may use your three personal business days for religious observance. These will be deducted from your CAR (sick bank) or you may take a pay deduction for each day that you do not report to work. The deducted amount will equal the amount that it would cost for a per diem teacher. You must fill out an OP 201 form.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Absences | Rating:
4.7

There is no specific number of absences that would cause a U rating. However the principal does have an obligation to investigate if there is a pattern to your absences such as taking off before and after holidays or on Mondays and Fridays.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Absences | Rating:
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You may take off the day of death and up to three calendar days immediately following the death of an immediate family member and up to one day for the death of a relative outside the immediate family or household. Form OP 201 is required.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Absences | Rating:
4.5

Yes. Measles, mumps and chicken pox are childhood diseases that are not deductible from your sick time. Ask your school secretary or UFT chapter leader for an OP 198 application to submit to your principal. Your principal may also excuse additional non-attendance days other than for illness. You must submit an OP 201 application. Most of the permissible non-attendance days are listed on the back of that...

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Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Absences | Rating:
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Personal days are to be used for business that can be conducted only during the school day on school time. All three of your personal business days may be used to care for a sick family member. Reasonable notice must be given for personal business that is scheduled in advance, such as the closing on a house. However, if you are out to take care of a suddenly ill child, advance notice is not ordinarily required.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Absences | Rating:
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Teachers have up to 10 self-treated days per school year without a doctor’s note for absences due to illness. Three out of the 10 may be used for personal business.

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