Leave Share: Can you help a colleague?

Big Island teacher Sandy Baron has been approved for Voluntary Leave Share. Her sick leave was exhausted on September 4 and since then she has been on leave without pay for a semester since she had 30 days without pay.

Sandy was hospitalized most of the month of August. She was flown to Honolulu and has had multiple surgeries and chemotherapy.

In addition, she has had some family emergencies, including one of her sons being admitted to the ICU in September for MRSA infection that had spread throughout his body and resulted in loss of an index finger and a below the knee amputation.  As Sandy heals, her son is still struggling to overcome the infection and is on and off life support.

Sandy’s father suffered a stroke recently and has been admitted into hospice.


If anyone is willing to donate LEAVE DAYS, the criteria is that they would need to have at least 30 days accumulated. Their school would need them to fill out DOE FORM OHR300-002 Leave Sharing Donation Forms.  Your school should send the form directly to the Office of Fiscal Services, Operations Section that manages receipt of donations and leave accounting. ~Mahalo.

I know this is a lot to ask if anyone can donate to an unknown teacher, but under the circumstances, I don’t have much of a choice but to rely on the generosity of others.  If anyone is able to contribute leave days, I would greatly appreciate it. If not, then positive thoughts and prayers for me and my family are enough!