Orderly Retirement & Sick Buy Back

Unit B

See Article IX (Sick Leave) and Article XI (Orderly Retirement Incentive Plan).


Q: When must I retire under the Orderly Retirement Incentive Plan?
A: Your retirement must be effective after the end of the school year and before the start of the next school year.


Q: How much will I receive under the Orderly Retirement Incentive Plan?
A: You will receive $100 times the number of full years of continuous service.


Q: What conditions must I meet in order to qualify for the Orderly Retirement Incentive Plan?
A: BOTH of the following conditions must be met:

  • You have to notify the Superintendent in writing prior to the start of your last year of employment; AND
  • You must work through to the last day of that school year.


Q: What if I have less than a full year’s service?
A: If you have less than a full year’s service, the amount you receive will be prorated on a 10, 11, or 12-month basis (whichever is appropriate). You will receive a full month credit for 15 more days of service. You will receive no credit for less than 15 days of service.


Q: What, if any, deductions can I expect?
A: The amount you receive will be reduced by $100 times the number of sick days taken and paid for in excess of 17 days between January 1 and the last day of school.


Q: What happens to my money if I die in the period between my notification of the District and the last day of the school?
A: Whatever money was owed to you will be paid to your estate.


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 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 Office of Human Resources no later than the 1st Friday in February preceding the retirement. Please complete the Retirement Notification form located in TalentEd under "Blank Docs". Letters and e-mails will also be accepted.


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: 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 $75 for every unused sick day beyond 100.


Q: I don’t work full time at the point of retirement. Does that change my payment?
A: Yes. The daily rate will be prorated.


Q: When will the Sick Leave Buy Back entitlement be paid?
A: The Sick Leave Buy Back entitlement will be paid in the last paycheck you receive as an administrator.


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


Q: Can I be eligible for both the Sick Leave Buy Back Program and the Orderly Retirement Incentive?
A: Yes. However, the combined amount you receive cannot exceed $11,250.


Q: What happens to my money from the Sick Leave Buy Back Program if I die in before all payments have been made?
A: Whatever money was owed to you will be paid to your estate in one lump.