Sick Leave Buy Back

Unit T

2018-2021 CBA (Up for ratification in 2019)

See Article 31 (Sick Leave Buy-Back Program).


Q: Who is eligible for the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: If you served in the Framingham Public Schools for 15 years or more, you are entitled to buy back unused, accumulated sick leave time upon retirement (as long as you meet the other qualification requirements).


Q: In order to qualify for Sick Leave Buy Back Program, by when must I notify the District of my intent to retire?
A: The notification to retire must be received by the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources no later than the 2nd Friday in February preceding the retirement.


Q: By when must I retire if I choose to partake in the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: You must retire between the end of the school year and the beginning of the next school year.


Q: Can this requirement to retire between the end of the school year and the beginning of the next school year be waived?
A: Yes. The Superintendent may waive this retirement date requirement.


Q: How many sick days must I have accumulated by the point of retirement?
A: You must have at least 100 sick days accumulated at the point of retirement.


Q: Under the Sick Leave Buy Back Program, how much will I be paid?
A: You will be paid $100 for every unused sick day beyond 70. However, if you use more than 10 sick days after you notify the District of your intent to retire, you will be paid $90 for every unused sick day beyond 70.


Q: Is there a limit as to how much I can receive under the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: The amount cannot exceed $7000. However, if you use more than 10 sick days after you notify the District of your intent to retire, you will receive $6000.


Q: When would I receive payment under the Sick Leave Buy Back Program?
A: The payments for the Sick Leave Buy Back are made in 3 equal annual payments. The 1st payment will occur on the date of your retirement. The 2nd and 3rd payments are made on the 2nd and 3rd-anniversary dates of retirement.