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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022


10.6 Excused and Unexcused Absences

Teachers, upon request, will be granted time to participate in their child’s/children’s parent- teacher conference provided the referenced child’s teacher(s) does not offer evening parent- teacher conferences. Requests shall be made to the teacher’s supervisor at least three (3) days in advance of the requested time off. The teacher will be responsible for arranging the covering of his/her class.

If school is in session, a teacher is not paid for an absence the teacher claims was caused by inclement weather. The Superintendent may review on request circumstances and conditions involved in all such cases.

A teacher is to remain on the job until school officially recesses before a vacation.

A principal may excuse the teacher who has no assigned responsibilities involving the teaching or supervision of students the last hour of the school day.

A teacher is not paid for time away from his/her assigned responsibilities to officiate or judge school or other contests or meets unless such activity is part of and contributes to the school program and the teacher absence is approved by a Chief of Schools.