California teachers must pay for cost of their substitute if sick leave runs out

By Colleen Shalby : lattimes – excerpt

Under California’s education code, teachers who exhaust their sick leave and remain out due to illness or accident would see their salary docked to cover payment for the substitute teacher.

The policy, added to the code in 1976, was recently scrutinized when a teacher at a San Francisco school had to cover the fees for the person subbing for her while she undergoes breast cancer treatment. The woman’s situation came to light when a GoFundMe page launched for the teacher last month and was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle

State Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino), chair of the California Senate Education Committee, wants to change the law… (more)

Here is a state law that we may want to support.

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