In order to get paid during a leave of absence, you must use all of your accumulated Sick, and Vacation time (if eligible). Personal leave usage is optional for employees. We also have a Sick Leave Bank. The Sick Leave Bank only applies to personal illness or during the recovery period for mothers giving birth. You can calculate the approximate amount of pay you can expect to receive while on leave. Just click here to use the Salary Continuation Worksheet. Medical Coverage While On Leave While you are on a paid leave, all your insurance benefits will continue. If the leave is unpaid, but you’re still on FMLA leave, then you will only owe the amount that your district contribution does not cover. If you are still on unpaid leave after FMLA expires, you will be notified of how to continue benefits through COBRA.