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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum A: SECTION 10 LEAVES/ABSENCES

10.4 Personal Leave

Five (5) personal leave days shall be permissible as follows:

Teaching personnel will be permitted to be absent from school responsibilities for any purpose without pay. Such absence will be in at least one-half (1/2) day increments and shall be for a reason which necessarily cannot be met outside the school day.

The teacher will be expected to notify the school principal at least three (3) working days prior to such absence. Personal leave will not be granted during the first or last week of any semester except under extenuating circumstances which may be approved by the Superintendent.

Paid Personal Leave Day Earned: Teaching personnel will be permitted to be absent for one (1) day per year (out of the five (5) days listed above) from school responsibilities without loss of compensation, provided such day is available in their Personal Sick Leave Account. The personal leave day when used shall be deducted from the PSLA account of the employee.

Personal Leave Notification: Requests for personal leave should be made three (3) working days in advance of taking such leave, except in the case of an emergency.

Personal Leave Day Restrictions: Personal leave days shall not be used to extend a holiday, vacation, teacher convention, or school recess period. However, the principal and/or his/her designee may grant an employee a personal leave day before or after a holiday, vacation, teacher convention or school recess period in an emergency situation, such as cancellation of a return flight due to weather or other situations beyond the employee’s control.

The Total Number of Employees on Personal Leave:

Elementary Schools: No more than two (2) employees per building may take personal leave on any given day when school is in session, unless the principal and/or his/her designee grants approval to exceed the two (2) employee limit.

Middle Schools: No more than three (3) employees per building may take personal leave on any given day when school is in session, unless the principal and/or his/her designee grants approval to exceed the three (3) employee limit.

High Schools: No more than four (4) employees per building may take personal leave on any given day when school is in session, unless the principal and/or his/her designee grants approval to exceed the four (4) employee limit.