John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines


Military Family Leave

The School Board shall grant an unpaid leave of absence to a professional 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 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

 C.during the thirty (30) days after the active duty orders are terminated

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.

The staff member 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 staff member's eligibility for the leave. If the staff member fails to provide verification, the Board may consider the staff member's absence as being unexcused.

The staff member 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.

After a staff member takes a leave of absence, the 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 is not required to restore a staff member to a position described above if the Board proves that the reason the staff member was not restored to the position is unrelated to the staff member's exercise of his/her rights to request this leave.

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

Approved 10/30/07