Policy No. 4020



  1. 1.1 Absence caused by the death of members of the immediate and extended families may be construed as health/disability leave. Members of the immediate family include spouse, mother, father, child, brother, and sister. Members of the extended family include 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, or one (1) day per year for a close personal friend.
  2. 1.2 An educator may be absent up to 5 working days at the death of an immediate family member and up to 3 working days for an extended family member without loss of salary. In instances where extenuating circumstances warrant additional time off, the educator may request in writing to the superintendent additional consideration which may be granted.
  3. 1.3 Two additional days beyond the allowed bereavement days listed in 1.2 at the same cost of a personal day per day may be granted upon approval of the principal or other supervisor for absence caused by the death of spouse, child or parent.
  4. 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. 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.
  5. 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.

Negotiated: 1980

Negotiated Revision: October 14, 1986

Negotiated Revision: September 8, 1993

Negotiated Revision: June 19, 2001

Negotiated Revision: June 12, 2007

Negotiated Revision: May 20, 2008

Negotiated Revision: May 18, 2010

Negotiated Revision: May 24, 2011

Negotiated Revision: May 21, 2013

Negotiated Revision: May 6, 2014

Negotiated Revision: May 3, 2018

4020 Bereavement Leave Policy (last edited 2018-05-22 21:52:03 by Kerrilyn Southard)