SCHOOL ALLOCATION MEMORANDUM NO. 91, FY 2018

 

DATE:

December 6, 2017

TO:

Community Superintendents

 

High School Superintendents

 

Field Support Center Teams

 

School Principals

 

FROM:

Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer

 

SUBJECT:

Long Term Absence Allocation

 

This memorandum provides resources to defray per diem costs associated with long-term teacher absences. Long-term teacher absence, for the purpose of a supplemental budget allocation, is defined as the continuous absence of a teacher with pay for more than thirty consecutive school days for authorized reasons.

 

Please note that this allocation should not be used to cover costs of teachers placed on hold harmless.  The allocation category “TL ASA HH” should be used for this purpose.

 

TO REQUEST REIMBURSEMENT FOR ASSOCIATED PER DIEM COSTS:

The principal may submit to the school’s FSC team representative a request, via e-mail, for reimbursement of the associated per diem cost for the days absent (30 or more).  

·         If the teacher has not returned to service, subsequent requests may be submitted at 30-day intervals.

·         The following information should be included: name of the teacher, EIS identification number, reason for absence and dates of continuous absence.  The request is subject to verification and approval by the FSC Director.

·         If approved, the FSC Team will allocate to the school an amount equal to: (number of days absent - 8 days) x "Z" status per diem rate.  Eight days will be deducted, once, to account for the average annual teacher absence, absorbed by the school's budget.  This policy will remain in effect provided there are sufficient resources to support these allocations.

 

Resources for Long Term Absences are provided to the Office of Field Support (OFS).  Funds to support per diem costs will be distributed to schools via the Transfer Utility functionality in Galaxy and made available in the allocation category TL Long Term Absence.

 

Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 91, FY 2018


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