Teachers and other employees of the Livingston Parish School Board, except those who receive annual leave (vacation time), shall be allowed up to two (2) days absence during each school year to be used for such purposes as may be determined by the individual employee without loss of pay. Personal leave shall be charged to and deducted from current and/or accumulated sick leave as of the date personal leave is taken. Personal leave shall not be accumulated from year to year, nor shall personal leave be compensated for upon death or retirement or paid in any other manner except as provided by law.
Persons wishing to take personal leave shall notify the principal of the school in which he/she is employed or his/her staff supervisor of his/her intention to take such personal leave at least twenty-four (24) hours before personal leave will be taken. All employees requesting personal leave must submit a Request for Leave form to the principal/immediate supervisor for approval.
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY
The Livingston Parish School Board shall grant leave of absence without pay for periods not exceeding one (1) year, to any regularly employed teacher or other employee who requests such leave in writing, whenever in the discretion of the Board such leave is in the best interest of the school system. The granting of such leave shall not affect any tenure rights which the applicant may have acquired prior thereto.
Only the School Board shall have the authority to grant leave without pay of more than ten (10) days. Leave without pay for a period of ten (10) days or less may be granted by the Superintendent on behalf of the Board.
SCHOOL AND DAY CARE CONFERENCE AND ACTIVITIES LEAVE
An employer may grant any employee of the school system leave from work of up to a total of sixteen (16) hours during any twelve (12) month period to attend, observe, or participate in conferences or classroom activities related to the employee's dependent children for whom he/she is the legal guardian that are conducted at the child's school or day care center, if the conferences or classroom activities cannot reasonably be scheduled during the nonwork hours of the employee. An employee who wishes to request such leave shall provide a reasonable notice to the employer prior to the leave and make a reasonable effort to schedule the leave so as not to unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.
An employer is not required to pay an employee for any time taken as leave for conferences and school activities. However, an employee shall be permitted to substitute any accrued vacation time or other appropriate paid leave for any leave taken as provided here.
An employee appointed to serve as an election commissioner or clerk may be granted a leave of absence for the purpose under the following conditions:
1. The employee shall notify the Superintendent within five (5) days following the publication of the official list of commissioners and clerks and request that a leave of absence be granted to him/her.
2. If the leave of absence is granted, it is understood that the employee will be docked
the amount paid to the substitute. It will be the responsibility of the principal or
supervisor in charge to employ the substitute.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:1171, 17:1186, 17:1208, 17:1208.1, 23:1015.2; Board minutes, 6-77, 12-84, 7-88, 11-91, 5-92.