One of the most valuable benefits of CEA membership is something you might need one day: our sick leave bank. Each year, some of us experience devastating illnesses and injuries that require long recovery periods; or, we simply have not accumulated enough sick leave if something were to happen. This is a especially true for beginning teachers.
Anyone who has joined the bank by donating two sick days and then exhausts his or her own share may take a loan from the bank of up to ten days. The days you borrow can be paid back as you accrue them. The two days that you deposit when you join will be returned to you when you retire or resign from the district.
Please sign up. If you have already joined the bank, you don’t need to rejoin. The deadline to join the Sick Leave Bank is Sept. 30. The donation form is available on the CCS Intranet under “Human Resources.”