Policy Code: GCBD

Adoption Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

  1. Maternity Leave: Twenty-one calendar days, including weekends and holidays, will be given full time employees immediately following the birth or adoption of a baby. If additional physical recovery time is needed after childbirth that necessitates absence from work, it will be handled under the sick leave policies of the district. Employees may also apply for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (see GCBG). Maternity leave for part-time employees will be handled totally under the sick leave policy.
  2. Bereavement Leave: Licensed personnel and classified employees working six hours or more per day or 30 hours or more per week who are absent from school because of the death of husband, wife, mother, father, child, brother, sister, step-father, step-mother, grandmother, grandfather, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, shall receive full pay for a limited period. Part-time classified employees working less than six hours per day or 30 hours per week are not eligible for bereavement leave.
  3. Emergency Leave: The superintendent is in charge of determining who shall receive emergency leave. Persons desiring such leave shall make a request in writing to the superintendent. Prior to its being sent to the district office, it must be initialed by the principal or director involved only to insure his/her knowledge of the request. Emergency leave is limited to two days per year. It is for emergencies only. (See GCBD-R) Part-time classified employees working less than six hours per day or 30 hours per week are not eligible for emergency leave.
  4. Sabbatical Leave: The Board, by recommendation of the superintendent, may grant sabbatical leaves of absence without pay. Such leaves of absence will be granted for reasons such as, but not limited to, educational improvement, professional enhancement, or extended maternity purposes. Such leaves are not granted to people who desire to see if they prefer another job. All applications for a sabbatical leave of absence must be submitted to the superintendent on an approved form (see GCBD-E) before the regularly scheduled School Board meeting on the fourth Tuesday of March. After the deadline, exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Board. By March 20 of the school year in which the leave was taken, the district will notify employees on sabbatical leaves of their requirement to notify the district of their commitment and intent to return. The employee understands that their employment in the district will be conditional upon a position being available and that the position may not be the exact position they left. Exceptions may be granted by the Board.
  5. Jury Duty Leave: Licensed personnel and classified employees working six hours or more per day or 30 hours or more per week who are absent because of jury duty shall receive full pay. Stipends beyond per diem must be returned to the district. Part-time classified employees working less than six hours per day or 30 hours per week are not eligible for to be paid for jury duty leave.
  6. Civic Service Leave: The Board affirms its wish that all personnel enjoy the full rights and privileges of residence and citizenship in this nation, state and community, including the rights to serve in such activities as military duty (reserves and National Guard), ambulance duty, fire-fighting duty, or in an elected public office. Time away from school, up to and including 15 working days, for service in these capacities will be granted without pay. Additional days must be approved on an individual basis by the School Board. In no case will an employee be paid for those days of leave for which he or she is compensated by another entity.
  7. Convention Leave: Personnel may be allowed to attend conventions and workshops related to their specific area if funds permit and if their attendance will enhance the educational offerings of the district. Funds for this purpose are allocated to each school. Out-of-state trips to attend conventions (other than Las Vegas, Nevada) must be approved by the superintendent.
  8. Personal leave for licensed employees: Licensed employees are allowed up to two days personal leave per year, not accumulative. Employee is responsible for reimbursement to the district for the cost of the replacement teacher, whether the replacement teacher is used or not.
  9. Family and Medical Leave Act: This policy covers all extended leaves due to illness, injury or family leave granted by the Iron County School District. (See GCBG)

Any employed person leaving school for special purposes without prior approval, will go with the understanding that salary deductions will be pro-rated, based on the number of days in the contract.

When an employee is to be absent from school, it is to be reported to the principal whose duty it is to appoint a substitute. The substitute's salary will be established by the School Board.

Directors, principals or any other employees who answer directly to the superintendent will not absent themselves from work without direct permission from the superintendent.