Policy 412.13

Support Staff Unpaid Leave

Unpaid leave is generally discouraged except in cases of extreme need or for the purposes stated in the Family Medical Leave Act (Policy 412.10). Requests for unpaid leave for support staff employees must be submitted to their immediate supervisor (building principal or district administrator) in writing. The supervisor (building principal or district administrator) shall have complete discretion to grant or deny the requested unpaid leave. In making this determination, the supervisor shall consider the effect of the employee’s absence on the education program and school district operations, length of service, previous record of absence, the financial condition of the school district, the reason for the requested absence and other factors the superintendent believes are relevant to making this determination.

Any unused personal leave days or unused vacation days must be applied to such absences before unpaid leave is used.

Adopted: February 13, 2006