ERIC Number: ED328983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
When Illness and Disability Strike Your Staff.
Here's How, v9 n4 Feb 1991
Disabilities and illnesses are becoming an increasing problem for all employers. To understand the problems unique to schools, 76 elementary and middle school principals were surveyed and indepth interviews were conducted with over a dozen of them. Nearly 70 percent reported that, over the past 2 years, they had between 1 and 5 teachers absent for more than 2 weeks at a time each; 77 percent reported having 1 to 5 administrative staff out. Clustering survey responses according to a disability management framework results in the following strategy: (1) declare that the first goal is return to work; (2) develop a cooperative strategy; (3) provide early and continued intervention; (4) talk to physicians and insurers; (5) provide job accommodation; and (6) help colleagues, students, and parents understand and be sensitive to the total situation. Four information groups that can help with job accommodations for an employee with a chronic illness or disability are listed. (MLF)
Descriptors: Demography, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Elementary Education, Employee Absenteeism, Federal Regulation, Intervention, Middle Schools, Organizational Climate, Principals, School Personnel, School Surveys, Teacher Attendance, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($2.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990