Employee Handbook 2021-2022
The District shall provide each employee the opportunity to use his/her vacation. Employees shall be entitled to select their vacations in a manner which shall allow those with the greatest seniority first choice. Once an agreement on vacation has been made, it can only be changed by mutual agreement or an emergency beyond the District’s control.
The District agrees to provide each employee an opportunity to use all earned vacation credits annually. Vacations will be allowed during the school year in accordance with this provision and the requirements of the school functions. Employees shall, with the approval of their immediate supervisor, be allowed to use their earned vacation in one-hour increments. This provision shall not, however, preclude variations in the use of vacation credits according to peculiar individual circumstances provided such variations shall be agreed to by the District. Employees must ask for vacation at least five (5) days prior to the date requested. These requests shall not be unreasonably denied. Exceptions may be granted in emergency situations or in other situations deemed appropriate by the District.
Vacation will be on a “first-come, first-serve” basis with the request granted to the employee with the greatest seniority. December 15 through 30 will be a grace period to enter vacation for the following year with seniority being offered the first choice of dates if dates are in conflict for building coverage. In cases of conflict caused by employee transfer, the employee with the greatest “building” seniority will be granted time off. Vacation time not requested during the grace period shall be approved consistent with the contract.