Sabbatical Leaves Sabbatical leave shall be granted only for those purposes which will definitely improve the instruction in, or the administration of, the Framingham Public Schools. Leaves granted for professional study or for travel combined with such study, or for any reason which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, will contribute to the individual's cultural or technical qualifications in the schools shall be considered consistent with the purpose stated above. Sabbatical leave shall be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools. Regularly appointed employees of the teaching, supervisory, or administrative staff who have given seven (7) school years of uninterrupted and satisfactory service in the Framingham Public Schools before their sabbatical takes effect shall be eligible for sabbatical leave. Not more than one percent (1%) of the teachers shall be on sabbatical leave at the same time. The extent of the candidate's service, their sabbatical plans, and equitable distribution among the different teaching and administrative groups, and the order in which the applications are received shall be considered in determining the granting of sabbatical leaves. Sabbatical leave shall be granted for either one-half (½) or one (1) school year only. A teacher absent on sabbatical leave shall receive fifty percent (50%) of their current salary unless this amount exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the maximum salary for their classification, or the amount exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the maximum salary paid to a teacher with a master's degree. In other words, no person on sabbatical leave shall be paid at a rate higher than fifty percent (50%) of the maximum master's salary. Any person granted a leave of absence with partial pay shall, prior to the granting of such leave, enter into a written agreement with the Committee that, upon termination of such leave they will return to service in Framingham for a period twice the length of such leave and that, in default of completing such service, they will refund to Framingham an amount equal to such proportion of salary received by them while on leave as the amount of service not actually rendered as agreed bears to the whole amount of service agreed to be rendered. Such repayment must be made within ten (10) months of the date of resignation. If repayment is not made within this time, reimbursement of collection expenses up to three hundred dollars ($300.00) actually incurred by the Committee may also be required by the Committee. Application for sabbatical leave shall be made on a form furnished by the Office of Human Resources. Among other data, a statement of the program which the applicant plans to carry out while on leave shall be submitted. This program must be consistent with the purpose stated above. All applications for a sabbatical leave shall be filed in the Office of Human Resources not later than December 1 of the previous school year. An applicant may withdraw an application without prejudice. In extenuating circumstances, the Committee retains the discretion to consider an application filed later than December 1.
Sabbatical Leave The Superintendent may grant a sabbatical leave of absence for study or independent research for one (1) year at half pay or for one-half year at half pay whenever school is in session to any regularly appointed teacher who has completed seven (7) consecutive years of service in the Providence School Department. The teacher shall have the option of selecting the period of leave. Approval of a request shall not be unreasonably withheld. The number of requests approved shall not be capped. Requests for sabbatical leave for a full year or for a half year commencing at the beginning of the first semester shall be submitted to the Superintendent or his/her designated representative on or before May 31 in the school year preceding the school year for which the request is made. The Superintendent shall render a decision regarding such request as soon as possible after receipt but in no case will the decision be made later than the last day of the school year. Request for sabbatical leave for a full year or a half year commencing at the beginning of the second semester shall be submitted to the Superintendent or his/her designated representative no later than December 1 of the school year for which the leave is requested. The Superintendent shall render a decision regarding such request as soon as possible after receipt but in no case will the decision be made later than January 1 of the school year for which the leave is requested. When a teacher has received a sabbatical leave, further eligibility shall not commence until seven (7) more consecutive years of service are completed in the Providence School Department. Absences totaling more than ninety (90) school days within a teacher’s school year shall be considered as breaking the continuity of seven (7) consecutive years. A teacher’s school year shall be that period between his/her annual increments. Any teaching activities connected with a scholastic fellowship or grant shall not be considered as employment. FURTHER, a teacher requesting such leave must undertake a program of studies approved by the Superintendent carrying no less than twelve (12) classroom credits per semester unless the writing of a thesis is involved or the proposed study is towards a doctorate. Where the writing of a thesis or a doctoral study is involved, the Superintendent shall be empowered to approve a program of studies of less than twelve (12) classroom credits, but the combined credits for classroom work and the writing of a thesis should total twelve (12) credits. FURTHER, a teacher requesting such leave for independent research shall be required to submit a synopsis indicating that the leave will be beneficial to the school system and/or the community. FURTHER, a teacher who receives a leave with pay must agree to return to the Providence School Department at the expiration of his/her leave and remain for a period of not less than two (2) years. Any teacher who decides to resign and thereby fails to serve for the two (2) full years following his/her leave must refund one- twentieth (1/20) of the salary received while on leave for each month he/she failed to serve short of twenty (20) months. FURTHER, study leave granted under this section shall establish service credit as outlined in Section 5-5.
Long Term Leave Subd 1. Eligibility: Employees who have a minimum of three (3) years experience in the School District may apply for an unpaid leave of absence once during their district employment, due to health reasons, educational purposes, election to political office, approved travel or a career change/retraining. Additional leaves may be granted at the discretion of Human Resources for health reasons or election to political office.
Medical Leave of Absence Where you have a medical leave of absence due to any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than six months, and you have not returned to employment with the Company or an Affiliate, a Separation from Service has occurred on the earlier of: (A) the first day on which you would not be considered “disabled” under any disability policy of the Company or Affiliate under which you are then receiving a benefit; or (B) the first day on which your medical leave of absence period exceeds 29 months.
Family Medical Leave or Critical Illness Leave a) Family Medical Leave or Critical Illness leaves granted to an employee under this Article shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Standards Act, as amended.
Educational Leave of Absence Leaves of absence may be granted up to six (6) months under the above provisions only if the course would be beneficial to both the University and the employee.
Medical Leave Section 13.02 Seniority employees unable to work because of sickness, injury, or maternity disability may be granted a medical leave of absence, without pay, after exhausting all rights to sick leave, as provided in ARTICLE 12 above. Leaves of absence for like causes may be extended by the Employer, but the total leave time shall not exceed one (1) year; however, the total length of such leave and any extensions may not exceed two (2) years. Seniority shall accumulate during such leave. An appropriate physician's statement may be required by the Employer in support of a request for a medical leave of absence, extension of leave, or failure to return from a medical leave of absence. The position of an employee on medical leave may be posted at the discretion of management. At the conclusion of a medical leave, excluding leaves covered under FMLA or Workers’ Compensation, an employee eligible to return to work will be placed in his/her former position, provided the position is vacant and the Employer determines a need to fill the position. If an employee is on a FMLA leave or Workers’ Compensation leave he/she will be returned to his/her former position, including location. If the employee is unable to return to his/her former position, as provided herein, he/she may exercise his/her seniority in accordance with ARTICLE 11 above.
General Leave of Absence a) Leave of absence without pay may be granted to employees for valid reasons as set out by Company policy.
Health Leave In order to provide job protection for employees who are not covered by FMLA, after one (1) year of continuous employment with an FTE, one (1) durational leave of absence per rolling calendar year will be granted to employees who are not eligible for FMLA leave for a personal illness or injury, or disability because of pregnancy or childbirth without loss of accrued benefits. An employee who exhausts all of their FMLA leave is not eligible for a health leave. A leave of absence begins on the date of first absence from work. Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness Bank (EIB) for the period of temporary disability shall be used during this period, except that an employee may elect to reserve up to eighty (80) hours (prorated for part-time employees) of PTO. The one (1) year service requirement shall not apply to health leaves for temporary disability due to pregnancy or childbirth. The Employer will use reasonable efforts to staff the vacant position created by the leave of absence on a temporary basis for the period of the employee’s sick leave, subject to patient care considerations and departmental needs. All persons hired temporarily to replace employees who are on leave of absence shall be so advised and shall be informed of the approximate date the regular employee is expected to return. Length of service credit and benefits will not accrue but will remain the same as at the time of beginning the leave. Prior to returning to work after an extended absence for personal illness or injury, the Employer may require a statement from the attending physician attesting to the employee’s capability to perform the work required of the job. Health leave shall not exceed six (6) months. If a health leave of absence exceeds twelve (12) weeks, only then may the Employer permanently fill the vacancy. If the Employer has filled the position permanently, pursuant to the above, the employee on leave of absence, upon returning to the job during the six (6) month health leave period, will be offered the first open position for which the employee is qualified.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND BEREAVEMENT PAY 21.01 The Employer shall grant leaves of absence without pay for the following reasons: