Leaves for Certificated Staff
What is a leave?
Leave for Illness, Injury, and Emergency
Twelve days with full pay are earned each year and are placed as of the first day of the school. Unused days carry over from year-toyear. These days can be used for:
Situations for which the use of emergency leave is appropriate are those that are of such a nature that pre-planning by the employee is not possible and are serious and “essentially unavoidable and of importance.” Emergency leave may be used for situations like a threat to an employee’s property or a serious illness in the household.
An employee may use leave donated from other employees after their own sick leave has been exhausted. To be eligible to receive shared leave the employee must suffer from or have a household member or relative suffering from an extraordinary or severe illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition which has caused or is likely to cause the employee to take leave without pay or terminate his or her employment.
The recipient or recipient’s supervisor will complete the district form on Leave Sharing and submit it to Human Resources.
Up to 5 days absence with pay is permitted for a death in the immediate family/household of the employee. If needed for the death of a close friend or non-covered family member, 1 day of Emergency Leave may be used.
Each employee shall receive 3 days per year. A limit of 40 requests per day on Mondays - Thursdays will be allowed. On Fridays or the day before/after holidays or vacations, a limit of 35 requests will be allowed. These limits only apply to employees requiring substitutes.
Employees may accumulate up to 5 days by carrying over unused days, or they may choose to cash out the unused days at the current substitute rate at the end of the school year.
Annual leave days from the current year will be used prior to accumulated days being used. Accumulated days carry forward until used or cashed out.
Personal Leave of Absence
Personal leaves of absence (without pay and benefits) for not less than 1 semester at the secondary or more than 1 year at either level may be granted by the Board of Directors to employees.
Temporary Disability Leave
If you are unable to perform your job for medical reasons, you may request a temporary disability leave. This leave may be granted for illness, injury, surgery, or because of pregnancy or childbirth and may only be granted for the period of actual disability and up to 1 year with the possibility of an extension.
Expiration of your temporary disability leave will be when your doctor says you can return to work and you have given Human Resources notice that you are able to return to work. Generally, you will be returned to the same position, as long as that position exists and your leave did not exceed one year.
Jury Duty and Subpoena Leave
If you recieve a jury summons or subpoenaed, you need to inform both your principal and Human Resources. If you are selected for jury service or ordered to comply with a subpoena that arises from your employment (and is in the interest of the District), you will receive your normal pay plus any pay (including expense reimbursement) you receive. If you are a plaintiff and/or defendant in a case unrelated to your employment, you must either use Annual Leave or take leave without pay.
Adoption and Foster-Care Leave
You may use up to 5 days of adoption leave each year for court and legal procedures, home study and evaluation, and required home visitation by the adoption agency. In addition, you may use up to 25 days per year of sick leave once the child arrives.
Definitions of Contract Terms
|Household: Anyone permanently residing in the employee's residence.
|Immediate Family: Spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, brother, sister, child (biological, adoptive, foster), grandparent or grandchild by blood, marriage, or legal adoption.