All employees shall earn sick leave at the rate of 1.25 days* for each month of service in the employ of the school district on a prorated basis.
Unused sick leave days* may accumulate to a maximum of one hundred fifteen (115) days* of sick leave per employee.
Sick leave pay shall be allowed by the School District whenever an employee's absence is found to have been due to illness, medical appointment, or dental appointment which prevented the employee's attendance at work and performance of duties on that day* or days*. A doctor's certificate may be required by the School District. An employee may use up to ten (10) days* per year of sick leave upon written statement of a physician that the employee's attendance to an ill spouse or parent living in the employee’s household was necessary. Up to two (2) 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
Additional leave may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent or his / her designee.
Sick leave allowed shall be deducted from the accumulated sick leave days* earned by the employee.
All employees may be granted leave of two (2) days* per year, non-accumulative and not to be deducted from sick pay for situations that arise requiring the employees personal attention which cannot be attended to when school is not in session and which are not covered under other provisions of this Agreement. Days* taken beyond the maximum of two (2) days* per
year, will be deducted from the employee's pay. Personal leave may be taken in amounts of no less than one-half day* units.
No explanation need be given for personal leave. The employee shall, however, state in writing prior to the absence that the leave is to be taken for important personal business and/or obligations, not of a recreational and/or vacation nature that cannot be conducted on an off-duty day. The employee taking the leave will not relinquish any pay for the personal leave day taken.
The following rules shall be applicable in requesting and granting leave days*:
a. Up to three (3) days*, non-accumulative, for immediate family.
b. Immediate family includes: spouse; or parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, or grandchild of spouse or self.
c. Additional leave will be allowed with the permission of the superintendent. If granted, this time will be deducted from
d. Each employee will be allowed to attend the funeral of a relative or a friend not included in the immediate family subject
to the approval of the superintendent. This time will be deducted from sick leave.
8.7.1 Twelve (12) month employees
Each employee who is employed for twelve (12) months will be granted vacation time on the following basis:
YEARS OF CONSECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT IN DISTRICT 885 SCHOOLS:
One Year 10 Days* Fifteen Years 20 Days*
Five Year 15 Days* Eighteen Years 23 Days*
Ten Years 18 Days* Twenty Years 25 Days*
Thirteen Years 19 Days*
New employees, after being employed for 6 months, are eligible to take up to 5 vacations days of the 10 days that they will accrue in the first year. Any employee who takes a 12-month position, having been previously employed by the school district in a less than 12-month position, will be credited for years of service for vacation purposes by determining the total number of months the employee has been worked and dividing by 12.
Vacations shall not be accumulated from year to year.
Employees shall be given every reasonable and practical choice of vacation periods possible. Those with greater seniority shall be given preference. Vacations are to be scheduled subject to the district’s operational needs as determined by school district administration and the scheduling will take into account the amount of notice the employee has given in making the vacation request. Employees generally must submit vacation requests with a minimum of two (2) weeks’ notice. Requests by custodian staff for vacations during the summer generally must be submitted by May 15 each year to allow for scheduling major maintenance projects.
Vacations shall ordinarily be scheduled on a calendar week basis starting with Sunday. Vacations shall ordinarily not be scheduled for a period of less than one-half (1/2) day.*
8.7.5 Vacation During Holidays
When a holiday listed in this agreement falls within an employee's paid vacation period the holiday will not be counted as a vacation day and will not be deducted from the employee's vacation accumulation.
The following 10 days will be observed as paid holidays:
Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day
New Years Eve Day
New Years Day
Other Types of Leave
Information about all other types of leave can be found in the full Custodial Staff Contract which can be accessed with the Contracts/Unions link on the left.