We have received inquiries from teachers about unused personal leave. Teachers are encouraged to convert their unused personal leave to sick leave to save the department money during the government financial crisis. However, this is at the discretion of the teacher. Teachers shall be paid for all unused personal leave.

Section 2.C.3.g. Personal Leave: 17 GCA 3216 of the GFT – GDOE Collective Bargaining Agreement states, Teachers Shall be paid for all unused personal leave at their hourly rate within one pay period of the end of the school year. In lieu of payment, educators may, at their option, transfer all unused personal leave to their sick leave account. Such election must be made not less than thirty (30) days prior to the end of the school year.

The collective bargaining agreement can be viewed on the GFT website or you may contact the GFT Office at 735-4390 for a copy.