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Forms for leaves and absences

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PLEASE NOTE: The “Application For Age 26 Young Adult Coverage” form is no longer required by the UFT Welfare Fund. Members wishing to add a dependent under age 26 to their Welfare Fund coverage at no cost should use the Welfare Fund’s online Update Your Information (Change of Status) form.

Pedagogues and paraprofessionals use this form to apply for a retirement leave of absence. For every two days in the employee’s sick bank, one day of terminal leave is granted. The form must be filed 30 days in advance of the leave. The leave can only cover up to one term and cannot extend from one school term to another. See page 2 for guidelines. In order to go on a terminal leave, paraprofessionals must be members of the Teachers' Retirement System.

All pedagogues and paraprofessionals may use this form to donate sick time to a colleague. The recipient receives one day for every two days donated. Sick leave transfer rules are on page 2 of the form.

Accommodations and procedures for requesting time off for religious observance.

This regulation sets forth the rules governing sabbatical leave of absence applicable to all pedagogical personnel.

Paraprofessionals who meet the requirements indicated in this memo are eligible for release time for non-classroom study or travel from work to their college/university. The NYCDOE will grant release time each college semester (fall, spring and the first summer session only, not later than June 30) to eligible paraprofessionals who are attending or taking online coursework at an accredited college or university.

This memo, dated Dec. 13, 2002, details the Department of Education's policy regarding the city's Extended Military Benefits Package.

This memorandum reaffirms the chancellor's authority to announce the citywide closing or delayed opening of schools, and outlines the requirements and expectations that pertain to the dissemination of information on the chancellor's announcement, the impact on pupil transportation and other procedures, the school activities that should take place during any delayed school opening day, and the responsibilities of school support organizations and central offices.