The Richland Parish School Board authorizes the employment of only such staff as is required to provide excellent educational opportunities for the citizens of Richland Parish.  Consequently, the Board considers an employee's continuous and punctual presence at the work place to be of paramount importance.  Thus, this requirement demands that employees miss work only when necessary.


However, the Board recognizes that some absences are unavoidable, but these absences must be limited to normal health needs and/or circumstances of a personal nature that must be performed during the workday.


  1. Each employee is accountable for every day of employment with the Richland Parish School System according to his or her job description.

  2. All employees should notify their immediate supervisor at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to being absent from their job, whenever possible.

  3. Employees shall be expected to remain at school during the regular school day.  Any absence during the school day shall require written permission of the principal or immediate supervisor.  Unexcused absences shall result in the docking of pay of one full day for each day absent.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:1186, 17:1201, 17:1202, 17:1205, 17:1206, 17:1206.1


Richland Parish School Board