Employee Leaves

Additional leave during a public health emergency

In addition to the paid sick leave generally accrued, on the date a public health emergency is declared the district will supplement each employee's accrued paid sick leave as necessary to ensure that full-time employees who work 40 hours or more in a week may take at least 80 hours of paid sick leave and that employees who work fewer than 40 hours in a week may take at least the greater of the number of hours the employee is scheduled to work in a 14-day period or the average time the employee works in a 14-day period. The district may count an employee's unused accrued paid sick leave toward the supplemental paid sick leave.

An employee may use the supplemental paid sick leave until 4 weeks after the official termination or suspension of the public health emergency. Leave under this provision may be taken for the following reasons:

• self-isolation or seeking medical care or treatment due to a diagnosis or symptoms of a communicable illness that is the cause of a public health emergency;

• caring for a family member who is self-isolating or seeking medical care after being diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms of a communicable illness that is the cause of a public health emergency;

• a determination from a local, state, or federal public official or health authority that an employee or a member of the employee's family that the employee cares poses a risk to the health of others;

• caring for a family member when the individual's school or place of care has been physically closed due to a public health emergency; or

• an employee's inability to work because of a health condition that may increase susceptibility to or risk of a communicable illness that is the cause of a public health emergency.

Documentation is not required to take paid sick leave during a public health emergency.

The Board, the superintendent, other administrators and district employees will not unlawfully discriminate, take adverse action, or retaliate against any employee who takes, attempts to take, or supports taking paid sick leave in accordance with this policy, files a complaint or informs any person about an alleged violation of the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, or participates in an investigation, hearing, or proceeding related to such matter.

See the State Executive Order HERE

Please see the updated Board Policy on Annual Leave, adopted October 19, 2020

Please see an explanation of Leave Types for all Staff

Reinstatement upon rehiring

If an employee separates from employment with the district and is rehired by the district within 6 months after the separation, the district must reinstate any paid sick leave that the employee had accrued but not used during the employee's previous employment if that accrued paid sick leave had not been paid out at the time of the separation.