|Decatur County Community Schools|
|Bylaws & Policies|
1430 - LEAVES OF ABSENCE
All Administrative staff members not otherwise covered by the terms of a currently-valid negotiated agreement of this Corporation shall be entitled to the same leave benefits provided in the master agreement with the Decatur County Teachers Association.
All requests for unpaid leaves of absence by administrators shall be presented to the School Board for approval.
The Board shall grant a leave of absence in addition to a regular vacation period without loss of pay or time to any administrator who is a member of the Indiana National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. forces, or a retired member of the naval, air, or ground forces of the United States and is on training duty for the State by order of the Governor or under the order of the reserve-component authority for consecutive or nonconsecutive periods not to exceed a total of fifteen (15) days in any calendar year. The administratorís vacation benefits, if any, will not be affected by this type of leave.
An administrator who has been employed for at least twelve (12) months and is the spouse, parents, grandparent, or sibling of a person who is ordered to active duty is entitled to an unpaid leave of absence during one (1) or more of the following periods:
|A.||during the thirty (30) days before active duty orders are in effect;|
|B.||during a period in which the person ordered to active duty is on leave while active duty orders are in effect; or|
|C.||during the thirty (30) days after the active duty orders are terminated.|
The administrator must have worked at least 1,500 hours during the twelve (12) month period immediately preceding the day the leave begins.
The leave of absence allowed each year may not exceed a total of ten (10) working days.
The administrator may request to substitute any of his/her earned vacation, personal leave, or other paid leave except for paid medical or sick leave available for leave for any part of the ten (10) day period.
The administrator who chooses to take this type of leave of absence shall provide notice including a copy of the active duty orders if available, to the Board of the date the leave is to begin. This notice is to be given to the Board at least thirty (30) days before the date on which the staff member intends to begin the leave, unless the active duty orders are issued less than thirty (30) days before the date the requested leave is to begin.
The Board may require verification of the administratorís eligibility for the leave. If the staff member fails to provide verification, the Board may consider the staff memberís absence as being unexcused.
After an administrator takes a leave of absence, the administrator shall be restored to:
|A.||the position the administrator held before the leave, or|
|B.||a position equivalent to the position that the administrator held before the leave with equivalent benefits and terms of the negotiated agreement.|
The Board is not required to restore an administrator to a position described above if the Board proves that the reason the administrator was not restored to the position is unrelated to the administratorís exercise of his/her rights to request this leave.
The Board shall permit the administrator to continue his/her health care benefits during the leave at the administratorís expense.
Any administrator granted a leave of absence by the Board shall be considered to have terminated all work with the School Corporation until the completion of the leave. Exceptions may be made by the Superintendent in cases where the best interest of the Corporation might be served.
I.C. 10-16-7-1 et seq., 10-17-4, 20-20-4-1, 22-2-13
38 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act)