ERIC Number: ED214234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
How Milwaukee Officials Administer Their Board's Sick Leave Policy.
School Administrator's Policy Portfolio, v13 n3 Mar 1982
Techniques that reduced teacher absences from 8.7 to 7.6 per year in the Milwaukee Public Schools are described in this report. The techniques include (1) information, in each new teacher's orientation kit, on the district's attitude toward good attendance, (2) articles about sick leave in the staff bulletin, (3) periodic reminders and training for principals and supervisors concerning sick leave usage, (4) a space for comments on sick leave on staff evaluation forms, and (5) promotion of public health assistance programs. Some suggested techniques rejected by the teachers' union are presented, including an absence verification form to be filled out for every absence, a survey of employees on working conditions, and a requirement that teachers inform supervisors of each impending absence. Also included is a short outline of a handbook used by the district to teach principals and other supervisors the ABCs of effective sick leave administration. According to the description, the handbook includes forms for keeping attendance records, guidelines for chronic offenders, and incentives for good attendance. Also reproduced here are a warning letter sent to employees needing to improve their attendance record and a form used to summarize an attendance conference with such employees. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.