The Richland Parish School Board shall grant to all teachers and all other employees, except bus drivers and those who receive annual leave, two (2) days absence during each school year to be used for such purposes as may be determined by the individual.


These two (2) days shall be used at the employee's discretion, upon submitting proper notice for such leave at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to taking said leave.  The two (2) days personal leave shall not be cumulative nor payable upon death or retirement.  Personal leave shall be charged to and deducted from current and/or accumulated sick leave as of the date personal leave is taken.  Additional days of personal leave without pay may be granted at the discretion of the Board.




The Board may grant leave of absence without pay for professional or medical reasons, to any regularly employed teacher or other employee for periods of time not to exceed one (1) year.  Such leave shall be considered by the Board upon proper request in writing by the employee.  Leave without pay may not used to pursue a job at another work site.




An employer may grant any employee of the school system leave from work of up to a total of sixteen (16) hours during any twelve (12) month period to attend, observe, or participate in conferences or classroom activities related to the employee's dependent children for whom he/she is the legal guardian that are conducted at the child's school or day care center, if the conferences or classroom activities cannot reasonably be scheduled during the non-work hours of the employee.  An employee who wishes to request such leave shall provide a reasonable notice to the employer prior to the leave and make a reasonable effort to schedule the leave so as not to unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.


An employer is not required to pay an employee for any time taken as leave for conferences and school activities.  However, an employee shall be permitted to substitute any accrued vacation time or other appropriate paid leave for any leave taken as provided here.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:1186, 17:1208, 17:1208.1, 23:1015.2

Board minutes, 5-3-88, 10-6-94


Richland Parish School Board