Illness Leave

  • A formal ILLNESS LEAVE is a leave granted to an employee for absence covering a period of more than 20 consecutive working days because the employee is unable to work due to personal illness, injury, quarantine occasioned by the employee’s own or another’s illness, or a temporary disability caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth or recovery therefrom. These are paid leaves.

    DEADLINE - These leaves may be applied for at any time.
      The Illness Leave must have the Attending Physician’s Statement either attached to the Leave Form or sent to the Personnel Office separately.
    FORMS - For an Illness Leave you need the following forms:
      Request for Certificated Leave of Absence Form
      Attending Physician's Statement
      Request to Return from Leave Form
      Who is eligible for illness leaves?
    Any contracted teacher is eligible for these leaves, eg. permanent, probationary, provisional, University Intern, District Intern.
    Refer to LAUSD / UTLA Agreement, Article XII, Leaves and Absences, Section 2.0
    Am I eligible for state disability?
    No, teachers do not pay into state disability.