Poteet ISD has established a sick leave bank that allows employees to donate a local leave day in order to become a member of the bank.
Leave contributed to the bank shall be solely for the use of participating employees. An employee who is a member of the bank may request a maximum of thirty (30) days of leave from the bank per fiscal year if the employee or a member of the employee’s immediate family experiences a catastrophic illness or injury and the employee has exhausted all paid leave.
A catastrophic illness or injury is a severe condition or combination of conditions affecting the mental or physical health of the employee or a member of the employee’s immediate family that requires the services of a licensed practitioner for a prolonged period of time. Examples of catastrophic illnesses which may qualify for, but are not limited to, include: cancer, stroke, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and/or any other debilitating diseases.
Pregnancy and delivery, corrective surgery, cosmetic surgery, and uncomplicated fractures will not be considered a catastrophic illness covered under this Sick Leave Bank except when unusual complications occur.
Leave from the Bank may not be used for permanent disabilities or disabilities which qualify the member for Workers’ Compensation benefits unless the member has exhausted all Workers’ Compensation as well as his/her own accumulated sick, personal, and emergency leave.