Policy No. 4020
1.0 BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
- 1.1 Absence caused by the death of members of the immediate families may be construed as health/disability leave. Members of the immediate family include spouse, mother, father, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, father-in-law, mother in- law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, grandmother-in-law, grandfather-in-law, and grandchildren.
- 1.1.1 Provisional educators may take one bereavement day per year without dock. It shall not count as a personal or sick day.
- 1.2 An educator may be absent up to three days at the death of an immediate family member without loss of salary. In instances where extenuating circumstances warrant additional time off, the principal may recommend to the superintendent additional consideration which may be granted.
- 1.3 Two additional days at the cost of a substitute may be granted upon approval of the principal or other supervisor for absence caused by the death of spouse, child or parent.
- 1.4 Absence for bereavement covers only the immediate family, and absence for bereavement of others, unless cleared in advance with the superintendent by the principal, must be taken as personal leave.
- 1.4.1 In the event that bereavement leave is needed for other legitimate reasons not covered above, requests should be made in writing directly to the superintendent.
- 1.5 Bereavement leave may be taken at anytime during the school year, including the first and last weeks of school, and before and after Christmas break.
- 1.6 For the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 school years only; a pilot will be run which will allow employees to use one bereavement day for a close personal friend.
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