Sick Leave

The employee shall earn sick leave at the rate of 15 days for each year of service in the employ of the School District accrued on a monthly basis. Unused sick leave days may accumulate to a maximum of 110 days. Coordinators who have accumulated the maximum number of days shall not have sick days deducted from the total of 110 until that Coordinator has exhausted 15 days allocated at the beginning of the fiscal year.

The employee shall utilize their sick leave if they are unable to perform their duties due to illness or disability or by reason of necessity for medical, dental, or chiropractic care if the employee was unable to schedule such care outside the normal school day. Up to ten (10) days per year cumulative of sick leave may be utilized upon written statement of a physician that the employee’s attendance to an ill spouse or parent residing in the employee’s household was necessary. The employee may use all of their accumulated sick leave for attendance to an ill child in accordance with Minn. Stat. � 181.9413. Up to three (3) days of sick leave per year may be utilized for medically prescribed care of a parent or non-dependent child living outside of the home up to the discretion of the superintendent.

Personal Leave

A full-time employee shall be granted personal leave of two (2) days per year (non-accumulative) and not to be deducted from sick leave pay, which may be taken in amounts of no less than one-quarter (1/4) day units. Notice for personal leave days must be made in writing to the superintendent at least three (3) days in advance, except in case of emergencies.

Bereavement Leave

A bereavement leave up to three (3) days with pay shall be allowed for death in the immediate family. Immediate family shall be defined as the employee’s spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, or sister; and the spouse’s parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, or sister. In other instances, leave may be granted at the discretion of the superintendent. Additional bereavement days may be approved by the superintendent and deducted from the accumulated sick leave.