Leave of Absence
Requesting a Leave of Absence
Employees must complete a request if the employee is going to be off work for five plus (5+) days for a single medical condition.
When the need for leave is foreseeable, the employee must provide 30 – day advance notice to the district, preferable in writing. When the need for leave is not foreseeable, employees must contact their supervisor and Office of Employee Leaves and Absences as soon as possible, generally within one or two business days of learning of the need for leave.
Any employee who is absent five (5) or more consecutive workdays because of personal illness or for illness in the employee’s immediate family must submit to Office of Employee Leaves and Absences a medical certification from a qualified healthcare provider confirming the specific dates of the illness, the reason for the illness, and, in the case of personal illness, medical release as a condition of returning to work.
Returning from a Leave of Absence
An employee should notify the Office Of Employee Leaves and Absences office at least 30 days in advance of his or her anticipated return to work, when the return date is foreseeable. If the return date is not foreseeable, the employee should notify the Office of Employee Leaves and Absences as soon as possible but no later than immediately upon physician’s release. The medical release form must be completed by the treating physician confirming that the employee is able to resume regular duties. An employee returning to work must receive approval from the Office Of Employee Leaves and Absences before returning to work. A principal or supervisor must receive approval from the Office Of Employee Leaves and Absences before allowing an employee who has been absent on a Leave to resume employment duties.