Sick time payouts, decision makers weigh in

Local and state lawmakers support policy review

When former Palm Beach County School Superintendent Art Johnson resigned last year he left with an additional $158,000  just for sick and vacation time he didn't use.

When former principal of Palm Beach Lakes High, Nathan Collins Jr., retired last year he got an even bigger check, more than $227,000 for not calling in sick.

Call it the perk of public job that some local and state decision makers now say could be reconsidered.

"Going forward it's something that really should be examined," said Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams.

"I think they earn it.  I think it should stay," declared Debra Wilhelm, President of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association.

Should public employees be allowed to cash in on unused sick and vacation time?  Government workers weigh in and so do the decision makers.

Tuesday night at eleven only on NewsChannel 5.

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