Bethel School District provides substitute employees with paid sick time per the Oregon State Sick Time regulations OAR 839; Division 7.
As of January 1, 2016, substitute employees are eligible for sick time accrual starting with their first day of employment.
All substitute employees will have the right to use their accrued sick time beginning on or after their ninety-first (91st) calendar day of employment. A substitute employee may use sick time for a previously scheduled shift, for the following reasons:
The District requires as much notice as possible to use paid sick time. In order to use this time, the substitute employee will be required to have held a substitute position for a minimum of twelve hours before canceling. The substitute employee shall cancel the job in the Absence Management system and notify the Human Resources Department to request use of sick time. The employee should be prepared to provide a specific reason for the cancellation.
The District reserves the right, after five consecutive days of absence, to require proof from an employee of personal illness or injury, including a medical examination by a physician chosen and paid for by the District. An employee refusing to submit to such an examination or to provide other evidence as requested by the District, shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Classified Substitute employees may use sick time in hourly increments. Licensed substitutes are required to use sick time in four hour blocks up to a total of eight hours per day.