An employee who is disabled by an injury or disease compensable under the Workers Compensation Act, U.C.A. 34-1-101, et seq. should be allowed a reasonable medical leave without pay. In addition, the disabled employee may use previously accumulated leave in an amount which when aggregated with workers’ compensation benefits does not exceed the regular rate of pay received prior to the disability.
The Board recognizes the need for employees to protect themselves against long-term injury and illness. A long-term disability policy will be available to benefit-eligible employees who desire to participate in such a program. The Board will pay the premium as agreed upon for each contract period.
The Board agrees to participate in a program of group insurance coverage (health, accident, and life) for all benefit-eligible employees. The insuring companies shall be reviewed by a selection committee and recommended for approval by the Board of Education.