I may be alone on this, but this is the first I'm hearing about this law and it doesn't seem fair at all to me.
A second-grade teacher from Glen Park Elementary School in San Francisco, is battling breast cancer and while she's on medical leave she has to pay for her classroom's substitute.
The average daily cost of a substitute teacher in San Francisco is $203.16, San Francisco United School District spokeswoman Laura Dudnick said. In 2018, the average teacher salary in the school district, excluding benefits, was $82,024.37.
All teachers get 10 paid days of medical leave a year in the San Fran School District and if the teacher needs to add 100 days, they can, at a price.
I don't understand how this is fair but under a 1976 California Law, the cost for the substitute teacher will be deducted from the teacher's salary.
Teachers are so IMPORTANT and they seem to not get the love and appreciation they deserve.
PROTECT our teachers, VALUE our teachers.
A GoFundMe for the teacher that has now stopped collecting donations received $13,000.
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"“This is not unique to San Francisco,” explained school district spokeswoman Laura Dudnick. “This is not a district-only rule.”
Teachers in California don’t pay into the state disability insurance program, so they can’t draw its benefits. The governor and state Legislature in 1976 inserted into the education code that public school teachers can go on leave for an illness or an injury for five months and that their paychecks will be whole, minus the cost of a substitute teacher."