A full-time employee may accrue up to fifteen (15) days per year for leave purposes. Credit will be given to all full-time employees for one and one-half (1½) days leave for each employment month.
Three (3) of these leave days are allocated as “Leave-Without-Cause” and may be taken without regard to the cause for the absence. However, it may not be taken on consecutive work days unless authorized or approved by the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor.
The remaining twelve (12) days may be used in the following manner:
• Sick Leave – due to personal illness or accident • Death in the Immediate Family – includes husband, wife, son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, granddaughter, grandson, or any relative living in household of employee.
• Critical Illness in the Immediate Family – critical illness shall be interpreted to mean confinement to hospital or under doctor’s care at home.
• Emergency Leave – includes a maximum of five days per year. Requests for additional days may be submitted in writing to the superintendent. Examples of emergency leave include family emergency, illness in immediate family, legal actions, doctor appointments, quarantine, funerals and critical illnesses. Unused leave will be accumulated without limitation and shall be transferable within the state.