ANNUAL LEAVE (VACATION)
All employees of the Central Community School Board employed on a twelve (12) month basis shall receive fifteen (15) days annual leave per fiscal year with full pay exclusive of the regular school holidays as determined by the school calendar. Only time accrued as a full-time 12-month employee shall be used in awarding annual leave. Once earned, annual leave may be used at any time during the year.
Annual leave shall be credited to the employee at the end of each month once earned. Eligible employees may carry over a maximum of five (5) annual leave days into the next fiscal year. Eligible employees may have no more than twenty (20) annual leave days on July 1 of any fiscal year.
APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL LEAVE
All annual leave must be requested in writing on the approved Request for Leave form. The Request for Leave must be submitted to the Superintendent or his/her designee well in advance of the anticipated beginning date of leave (whenever possible). Employees should work with the appropriate supervisor in arranging for annual leave so that it is taken when least detrimental to the work environment. Administrative personnel shall take into consideration the services to be rendered by the employee when arranging for annual leave and shall make every effort to allow the annual leave as requested. Annual leave shall be taken in increments of one-half (½) day.
PAYMENT FOR UNUSED ANNUAL LEAVE
Upon retirement, resignation, or termination of employment, the employee shall be paid for any unused accumulated annual leave at the employee’s daily rate of pay. Payment shall be made to the employee or upon his/her death prior to retirement his/her heirs on or before the next regular pay cycle during which the employee was working at the time of separation or no later than fifteen (15) days following the date of separation, whichever occurs first.
DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PROGRAM (DROP)
Any employee of the Central Community School Board who participates in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) shall be eligible for and may elect to receive on a one-time basis payment for unused annual leave upon entering DROP on the same basis as any other employee who retires or otherwise leaves employment; otherwise, any accrued annual leave shall be paid only upon final retirement of the employee.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§11:754, 11:786, 11:788, 17:81, 17:425.1, 23:631
Board minutes, 8-13-12
Central Community School Board