Time Off/Leave of Absence
Employees scheduled for a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week shall be eligible for paid general leave. Employees qualify for the full complement of allocated days of general leave per year on the first day of July each year, or, for school year employees, on the first day of each school term subject to the banked days noted for hourly support staff below.
If an employee leaves the District before the end of their assigned number of employment days, their general leave accrual will be pro-rated (reduced) based on the number of days actually worked. Any remaining accrued general leave may be paid out based on guidelines found in the Employee Handbook. Employees hired after the school year begins shall accrue general leave days based on a proration of the remaining days in their assignment. Employees who do not work the same number of hours on each workday shall have their leave eligibility determined by the average number of hours per day calculated on a weekly basis. Part-time employees shall receive general leave allocations prorated for their FTE.
General leave requests should be entered into Skyward prior to the absence being taken. General leave may be used for the following reasons:
*Family is defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, or dependent child (whether by blood, adoption or marriage) or any other individual with whom the employee may be living. The superintendent or their designee is authorized to approve general leave if the employee's relationship is to an adult child with a serious health condition, a close personal friend, or close relative other than those listed.
*More information about General Leave can be found in Section 10 of the Employee Handbook.
Leaves of Absence
Any absence from work for more than 5 consecutive days is considered to be a Leave of Absence and will require completion of a Request for Leave of Absence. VASD offers a variety of leave of absence options including: FMLA, medical leave, child rearing leave (teacher unit only), and a once-in-a-lifetime unpaid leave - even if less than 5 days.
TO APPLY FOR ANY TYPE OF LEAVE, start by completing this REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE
FOR MEDICAL LEAVES (FMLA or NON-FMLA), ONE OF THE TWO FORMS BELOW IS ALSO REQUIRED. Completed forms should be returned to Sheila Arneson in Human Resources: email@example.com
FMLA FORMS - MILITARY LEAVE