Study and restoration of health sabbaticals are benefits the UFT has managed to retain through the Klein, Black, Walcott, Farina years except for one year when study sabbaticals were sacrificed to save us from layoffs. For teachers close to retirement, remember there is a two year service requirement after a year long sabbatical.
In all of the years I have been in the system, I never took a sabbatical. How about our readers?
Here is the information from the UFT Weekly Update for Chapter Leaders.
Deadline MARCH 17 to apply for a sabbatical leave
Eligible teachers who want to study to enhance their teaching skills have until Friday, March 17 to submit an application on SOLAS for a study sabbatical for the 2017–18 school year. March 24 is the deadline for a principal’s recommendation to the superintendent. Coursework must be rigorous and related to your teaching assignment. All teachers are eligible for a one-year study sabbatical after 14 years of service. Junior high or high school classroom teachers with seven years on the job can also apply for a six-month study sabbatical for the spring semester only. Teachers earn 70 percent of their salary during a full-year sabbatical and 60 percent of their salary during a six-month sabbatical. Members can read guidelines and eligibility requirements in the sabbatical memo on the DOE website.