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Policy 4164 | Military Leave

By Certified Personnel, Leave

All state employees and all employees of any county and municipality thereof, who are or shall become members of the organized Reserve of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, shall be allowed full pay for all time not in excess of fifteen days per year spent on duty at annual encampment or rifle competition or other duties in connection with the Reserve training and instruction requirements of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines of the United States. This leave shall be in addition to annual vacation leave with pay. (39-3-2)

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Policy 4162 | Health and Disability

By Certified Personnel, Leave
    1. Educators with less than three years continuous current experience in the district, are granted health and disability leave as follows: 
      1. A maximum of up to seven (7) working days may be granted annually in the event of health or disability absence. 
      2. Health and disability may accumulate up to a maximum of twenty-one(21) working days at the beginning of the third year of employment. 
        1. During the absence of an educator for health or disability reasons, the educator’s full salary shall be paid for the cumulative days used. 
      3. Beyond the cumulative health and disability leave, when an educator is absent because of health or disability reasons, an educator’s salary shall be paid as follows: 
        1. A certified educators salary shall have the cost of a substitute salary deducted for any health or disability leave taken beyond the earned cumulative days up to a combined maximum of 180 calendar days. 
    2. Educators who have completed three or more current consecutive years of employment with the district, are granted health and disability leave for 180 calendar days beginning with the first day of disability 
      1. An educator who has exhausted the 180 calendar days of health and disability leave and returns to work on the 181st calendar day must obtain a release to return to work letter from their primary care physician, releasing them to return to work without restriction, or reasonable accommodation. 
        1. Any accommodation must be in place before the 181st calendar day of absence. (This will mean that accommodations must be requested with enough advance notice for the District to comply. 
        2. The employee who uses 180 calendar days of health and disability leave and returns to work will be placed on sick leave probation. Sick leave probation begins with the upcoming year and extends to the employee 21 calendar days annually, of health and disability leave for two years. These days are not cumulative. Upon successful completion of sick leave probation, the employee will have their 180 calendar days of health and disability leave restored. 
      2. Should an employee be unable to return to work on the 181st calendar day of health and disability leave, they will be separated from employment.  
      3. Health and disability leave will be recorded relative to the percent of contract of the employee. (A .5 teacher who takes a sick day is charged one full day of health and disability leave.) There is not an intent to extend to part-time employees more health and disability leave than full-time employees. 
      4. Employees who use twenty-one (21) consecutive calendar days of health and disability leave, or establish a pattern of sick leave usage, which may indicate misuse, will trigger the beginning count of the 180 calendar days of sick leave usage. The calendar count will begin with the first day of the illness/disability for which the 180-day sick leave count is considering. The 180 day sick leave count may only go back for two years, unless a recommendation by the sick leave panel to go beyond the two years is reached. 
        1. Employees whose sick leave usage indicates a possible misuse will be notified in writing of the triggering of the 180 calendar days of health and disability leave. 
      5. A retired career educator will not be eligible for the 180 days sick leave benefit.  They will earn seven (7) days of sick leave per year which may accrue to a maximum of 21 days.  Individuals other than retired Alpine employees who were hired prior to March 1, 2006, are eligible for the 180 days sick leave benefit. 
    3. An educator absent from work for a period of twenty-one (21) consecutive calendar days for health or disability reasons must supply the Human Resources department with a medical doctor’s statement regarding the exact nature of the disability and shall include the doctor’s prognosis of when the employee can return to work.
    4. An educator who has taken twenty-one (21) consecutive calendar days or more of health and disability leave in any one school year or who establishes a pattern of sick leave use which might indicate a possible misuse, may have the reasons for leave reviewed by a panel consisting of three administrators to be appointed by the superintendent. The employee will be asked to appear before the panel. In the event it is determined that the benefit is being misused, the panel will make recommendations for action to the superintendent and to the employee. 
    5. If the spouse or child of an educator has surgery or is hospitalized, the educator may be excused up to three days for the admittance, release and the day of surgery, but unless the patient is critical the educator should be in school during the period of recovery. 
      1. All special requests for health/disability leave beyond that which is specified in this policy shall be referred to the principal for individual consideration. At the principal’s discretion up to 5 additional days may be allowed or denied. Upon denial, the employee may appeal directly to the Superintendent to request additional days. 
    6. Fitness to return to work after prolonged illness or disability will be determined by the educator’s attending physician. In the event of a conflict with the attending physician and the District administration, a second physician may be consulted at school board expense. In the event of a disagreement between the two doctors, a third doctor may be consulted to determine disposition of the case.
    7. When poor health seems to impair an educator’s ability to carry on work in a satisfactory manner, the Board of Education may request the educator to have a complete physical examination by a competent doctor of medicine. 
    8. Educators should plan their work and provide lesson plans so that their work will progress normally whenever they must be absent themselves from school. 
    9. Sick leave data is protected by HIPPA and will not be shared with any unqualified District employee or employee representative without written consent of the employee. 
  1. LONG TERM DISABILITY

    1. Educators shall be provided with a long-term disability insurance policy with the full cost of the premium being paid by the Board of Education for a full time employee. The benefits of this policy become effective following the expiration of the 180 days health and disability leave. The employee must apply and meet the qualification of Educators Mutual (EMI Health).  
    2. Individuals who were on Long-Term Disability prior to the 1988-89 contract year and who qualify to stay on Long-Term Disability beyond the initial two (2) years shall have a waiver of premium to age 65. 
    3. Individuals who qualify for Long-Term Disability during the 1988-89 contract year and qualify to stay on Long-Term Disability beyond the initial two (2) years shall be provided a conversion policy for health and accident insurance only to age 65. This benefit will discontinue at the close of the employee’s 1988-89 contract year, but no later than August 31, 1989.
    4. Employees who qualify for Long-Term Disability and qualify to stay on Long-Term Disability beyond the initial two (2) years shall be provided a supplemental conversion policy to their Medicare coverage for health and accident insurance for a three (3) year period. This benefit will discontinue five (5) years from the date the individual qualified for Long-Term Disability. This is a benefit to the employee only and is effective to most employees qualifying subsequent to the 1988-89 school year. 
    5. Employees who qualify for Long-Term Disability after June 30, 2011 will no longer be provided a supplemental conversion policy to their Medicare coverage for health and accident coverage for a three (3) year period. 
    6.  Beginning September 26, 2015 Tier 1 employees (as defined by the Utah Retirement System) who qualify for Long-term Disability (LTD) will have an elimination period of 120 days. Tier 2 employees (as defined by the Utah State Retirement System) who qualify for Long-Term Disability (LTD) will have an elimination period of 180 days. 
  2. POSTPARTUM LEAVE

Employees are allowed to use health and disability leave for postpartum recovery.  See FAQs Maternity/Postpartum Sick Leave for further information.

Registration is postponed until further notice.

Steps to Register

01.

View the Clear Creek Camp Schedule in the “Registration FAQs” document. We recommend selecting a few dates in case your first choice sells out.

02.

Once registration is open, click “Eventbrite Registration” and select the date of your choice.

03.

Fill in all requested student registration information and pay the required registration fee.

04.

Complete Student Information & Health Form.