The four steps that the schools should take for teachers who are getting sick
As a result of the pandemic, many teachers are becoming unwell. We don’t know if they were infected with COVID-19 or not. Their sickness can sometimes become uncontrollable. Teachers can be absent from duty or fail to report to school owing to issues with other complications, which is an awful illness. It’s tough to spot sick teachers because no one knows if they’re sick, and no one knows when or where their lives will come to an end. However, in order to alleviate the suffering of teachers who are ill, the school should support the teacher by allowing him or her to depart on paid leave. If the sick teacher didn’t get paid, how would he or she be able to afford medication? Teachers must be safeguarded and given the option of taking time off with pay to help pay for their medicine. Otherwise, if teachers couldn’t afford their medications, they might stop taking medicine and be able to remain sick because a sick person requires total medication to recover. What if the school didn’t support the teachers’ absences despite the fact that they were sick? What will the sick teachers do to ensure that their absences are legal and that they are compensated? The sick teacher should report to or inform the school principal of his or her current condition in order to assist him or her in processing the necessary documentation in order to be granted permission to leave with pay. There are six steps that schools should take when it comes to sick teachers.
1. The school principal processes the sick teachers’ documentation and permits the teachers to make up the absences with pay using their service credits. It’s difficult to be sick without the support of the principal and coworkers. The principal should do everything possible to assist sick teachers. He or she does not delegate his or her responsibilities to other teachers to make decisions. Designating a teacher to work on his or her behalf is not a desirable leadership trait. An excellent leader is dedicated to his or her work. Whatever happens, he or she does not delegate authority to teachers, particularly in decision-making.
2. Consider the teacher’s absences by assisting him or her with paper work or delegating his or her allotted task to another teacher. Getting sick is not a planned event, but rather a jinx in life. No one likes being sick, but it is certain that you will encounter various illnesses along the way, especially if you are exposed in a crowd. Co-teachers must take the unwell colleague into account, although this is difficult for sick teachers who are concerned about their school commitments. For a sick teacher, worrying about his or her job adds to the stress.
3. If a teacher is admitted to the hospital due to a serious illness, the principal will take the initiative and urge his or her colleagues to help by raising money to cover hospital bills and medicine costs. This method is quite beneficial to the sick colleague. It’s important to remember that giving is preferable to receiving.
4. The principal organizes a group of teachers to raise funds for sick teachers, particularly those who are hospitalized due to severe illnesses. When it comes to teachers’ assessments, the principal is the key point of contact. He or she is in charge of providing complete support to the sick teacher. I hope every school has a principal like this who cares about his or her teachers and isn’t self-centered. Consideration is important, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
These are the four steps that schools should take in the event that a teacher becomes ill. The best form of support is when the school takes steps to assist teachers who are ill. It’s difficult to believe that some principals have no regard for their teachers. Instead of assisting teachers, they would become enraged owing to absences due to illness. Teachers would become ill for a variety of reasons. One explanation is that teachers are stressed at school and at home. Teachers can become ill as a result of pressure from paper work and reports. The stress caused by financial issues, however, is the primary cause of illness among teachers. Their wages are insufficient to meet their family’s demands. As a result, teachers require help from the school and the Department of Education in order to relieve stress and feel valued in the classroom. The Department of Education and the government will take action for teachers by increasing their salaries. Teachers are extremely likely to receive a large salary raise, as the increase has gone unnoticed by them for the past few years. – Doki | Helpline PH