Workers' compensation is an insurance program which covers job-related injuries and occupational diseases. School staff members are covered by the district's self-insured program which has been approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The staff member is protected in two ways:
a. Medical costs resulting from job injuries are paid
b. Injured employees are paid a partial wage while off work because of a job injury or illness due to on-the-job causes.
When a staff member is injured on the job with a time loss, the district will grant full sick leave for the first three (3) days provided the staff member has accumulated sick leave to cover. For each day covered by workers' compensation, the employee may use accumulated sick leave to make up the difference between the workers' compensation payments and the employee's regular salary. In such instances, total pay shall not exceed the staff member's regular pay.
The district will apply guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act to any employee injured or disabled from a job injury. Reasonable accommodation can be provided where required and appropriate.
Leaves and Absences - Policy 5320
Mandatory insurance protection for employees - RCW 28A.58.425
Workman's compensation self insurance - WAC 296-15
Americans with Disabilities Act - Title II, Subtitle A
42 USC 12131-12165
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: April 27, 1988
Revised by the Board: 02.93