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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

12.1 Personal and Family Illness Leave

Employees shall accrue personal illness leave pursuant to their job category in the manner described in the Addendums.

The following absences will be without loss of pay provided an adequate balance exists in the employee’s sick leave/personal illness account.

  • Personal illness.
  • Illness in the immediate family (including illness, injury, diagnostic treatment, dental procedures, optician’s services, exposure to a contagious disease) requiring the presence of the employee; the term “immediate family” in this subsection shall be limited to the following relatives of the employee and his/her spouse’s/designated family partner:

    1. Husband or Wife (including designated family partner)

    2. Child (including foster, step and grandchild)

    3. Son-in-law or Daughter in law residing in the employee’s household

    4. Father, Mother or stepparent residing in the employee’s household

  • Serious health condition in the immediate family requiring the presence of the employee; immediate family interpretation of this subsection shall be limited to the following relatives of the employee, the employee’s spouse or designated family partner:

    1. Son-in-law or Daughter-in-law

    2. Father, Mother or stepparent

    3. Brother or Sister

    4. Brother-in-law or Sister-in-law

    5. Grandmother or Grandfather

    Serious Health Condition as used above means a disabling physical or mental illness, injury, impairment or condition involving any of the following:

    1. Inpatient care in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice.

    2. Outpatient care that requires continuing treatment or supervision by a health care provider.

  • Absences not covered above may be approved by the Superintendent of Schools.

If available, employees may elect to use vacation or other earned compensatory time to extend their sick leave with pay when such time off is due them and required for the purposes specified above.

Family and Medical Leave Act: A designated family partner shall be considered to be a spouse for benefit purposes of eligibility under the Wisconsin and Federal Family and Medical Leave Acts provided said individual is otherwise eligible under the Act.