School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies


The School Board delegates to the Superintendent the responsibility to determine whether to grant a leave of absence of up to one (1) year's time. Any request for a leave of absence of one (1) year or more shall be submitted to the Board.

The Board shall grant a leave of absence in addition to a regular vacation period without loss of pay or time to any staff member 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 staff member's vacation benefits, if any, will not be affected by this type of leave.

A staff member who has been employed for at least twelve (12) months and is the spouse, parent, 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 staff member or 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 staff member 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.

After a staff member takes a leave of the absence staff member shall be restored to:

 A.the position the staff member held before the leave, or

 B.a position equivalent to the position that the staff member held before the leave with equivalent benefits and terms of the negotiated agreement.

The Board shall permit the staff member to continue his/her health care benefits during the leave at the staff member's expense.

Any support staff member granted a leave of absence shall be considered to have terminated all work with the Corporation until completion of the leave. Exceptions may be made by the Superintendent in cases where the best interests of the Corporation might be served.

The Superintendent shall prepare appropriate administrative guidelines for this policy.

I.C. 22-2-13
I.C. 10-16-7-1 et seq.
38 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act)

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