2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-35f. Payment of salary to teachers and other school employees injured by assault - Legal action for reimbursement - Sick leave or personal leave - Workers' compensation.

Universal Citation: 70 OK Stat § 70-35f (2018)

A. Any public school teacher, school administrator or other school personnel employee, who is unable to continue his or her contract of employment as a result of injury sustained in the reasonable performance of his or her duties from:

1. Assault by a pupil, relative of a pupil or person of the pupil's household, or

2. Injury sustained as a result of quelling or attempting to quell or stop a fight, disorder or any disturbance related to a school function or activity, shall be paid his or her full contract salary for the remainder of that school year or contract year or period, whichever is applicable, or for such period of time thereof as he or she is prevented from teaching or working as a result of the injuries sustained or job loss caused by such injuries during said school year or contract year or period for which he or she had been employed and during which he or she was injured not to exceed in any event the term of the contract; and directing that such school district paying the balance of the contract payments, may file suit against such person or persons or their guardian or guardians for reimbursement of payments so made.

B. Employees of the public schools of this state who suffer job-related injuries, other than those enumerated in subsection A of this section, which qualify for temporary total disability benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act, Section 1 et seq. of Title 85 of the Oklahoma Statutes, may utilize accumulated sick leave or personal leave on a prorated basis as follows:

At the option of the employee, temporary total disability benefits shall be supplemented by any sick leave or personal leave, or fractional use thereof, available to the injured employee, to the extent that the injured employee shall receive full wages during the employee's temporary absence. The sum of all temporary total disability payments and any sick leave or personal leave shall in no case combine to exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the employee's net pay as it existed prior to injury.

C. Nothing in the provisions of this section shall effect the right of the employee or the employer pursuant to the Workers' Compensation Act.

Added by Laws 1973, c. 229, § 1, emerg. eff. May 24, 1973. Amended by Laws 1996, c. 163, § 1, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1996, c. 252, § 2, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 106, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997.

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