FILE:  F-10.10

Cf:  F-6.1, F-9.13

Cf:  F-9.18, F-10.13





The Central Community School Board may grant leaves of absence without pay for periods not exceeding one (1) year to any employee who requests such leave in writing when such leave is in the best interest of the school system.  Requests for leave of absence without pay shall be submitted to the Human Resources Department, in writing, at least twenty (20) days prior to the effective date of the leave, whenever possible.


The granting of such leave shall be with the intention of both the employee and the School District that the employee returns to the same position he/she left.  The School Board may reassign an employee taking leave without pay to a teaching, administrative, or similar position within the person's area of certification or job responsibility if a vacancy occurs.  Such reassignment shall be effected in accordance with the School Board's transfer policy and applicable procedures.


An employee on leave without pay shall not earn retirement credit for those days missed, nor shall an employee who is on leave without pay be eligible to accrue annual leave or sick leave during an approved leave.


In the case of an employee potentially eligible for sabbatical leave, except for limited exceptions outlined in state statute or School Board policy, leaves of absence without pay shall be deemed to interrupt active service for sabbatical leave purposes, but shall not affect tenure rights which the person requesting leave may have acquired prior to the request for leave.


An employee granted leave without pay may not during the leave period be employed by any entity other than the Central Community School Board without specific written permission and authority from the School Board.


Employees granted leave without pay may continue to participate in the School Board’s group hospitalization program.  However, while on leave without pay, the employee shall be required to pay 100% of the insurance premium.


An employee on approved leave without pay shall notify the Personnel Department at least twenty (20) working days prior to the end of the granted leave of the intention to return to active employment.  A fitness-for-duty certificate from the employee’s physician may be required.




The Superintendent shall grant a leave of absence, without pay, to any regularly employed teacher or other employee who is president of a statewide professional education organization with a membership of more than ten thousand members, during his/her term of office, not to exceed two (2) years.  The granting of such leave shall not affect any tenure rights which may have been acquired prior thereto.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:1186


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