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Report blasts Natomas Unified 'culture of entitlement,' sick-time abuse

posted Jan 11, 2012, 5:38 PM by Gary Jones


Data for last year show that 36 percent of employees in the district used up their annual allocation of regular sick days, and 18 percent exhausted their extended sick leave.

"I call it gaming the system," [Interim Superintendent] Hanline said of the absenteeism rate. He estimated that misuse of leave time costs the district millions of dollars each year.

Hanline said absenteeism is accompanied by an inefficient system of arranging substitutes. He said the staff responsible for calling substitutes doesn't come in until 7:30 a.m. – after school starts.

(Former Modoc High School teacher, Sally Clark, is the Director of Human Resources for Natomas. What a challenging job!)

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