2017 ORS 332.507¹
Sick leave for school employees
  • other leave

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “School employee” includes all employees of a public school district or an education service district.

(b) “Sick leave” means absence from duty because of a school employee’s illness or injury or as otherwise provided for by law or by provisions of a collective bargaining agreement. In case of conflict with a rule adopted to interpret a law, the collective bargaining agreement to which the parties agree shall govern.

(2) Each district shall allow each school employee at least 10 days’ sick leave at full pay for each school year or one day per month employed, whichever is greater.

(3) At the option of the local governing board, sick leave in excess of five consecutive work days shall be allowed only upon certificate of the school employee’s attending physician, naturopathic physician or practitioner that the illness or injury prevents the school employee from working.

(4) Sick leave not taken shall accumulate for an unlimited number of days. A local governing board is required to permit a school employee to take up to 75 days sick leave accumulated in other Oregon districts. The accumulation shall not exceed that carried by the most recent employing district. However, the transfer of sick leave from another Oregon district shall not be effective until the school employee has completed 30 working days in the new district.

(5) For purposes of determining retirement benefits, a local governing board is required to permit a school employee to transfer an unlimited number of days of unused accumulated sick leave from another Oregon district employer. [Formerly 342.596; 2017 c.356 §28]

(formerly 342.596)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Validity of collective bargaining agree­ments between county intermediate educa­tion district and local educa­tion associa­tion on transfer of sick leave, (1975) Vol 37, p 328

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 332—Local Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors332.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 332, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano332.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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