Whenever possible, it is expected that requests will be made in writing to the proper administrator,
as designated below, at least 48 hours in advance of the time the leave is requested. The
administration will respond promptly to the employee's written request.
If any teacher is absent from school and no arrangements have been made with his or her building
principal for such absence, the teacher's salary will be deducted for each day's absence. Also, if in
the opinion of the principal and/or superintendent, a teacher's reason for absence is not considered
satisfactory or applicable to the leave policy, a deduction for each day's absence shall be determined
in the following manner: divide the teacher's annual contractual salary by the number of days
specified in the contract.
In the event the principal and/or superintendent has reasonable proof of willful misuse of the
district's professional staff leave policies, a teacher shall be subject to penalties as determined by the
A teacher who knows that he or she will exercise the option of sick leave shall notify his or her
principal in advance of the absence and the principal's consent shall become necessary if such leave
is to have official status. If the teacher fails in advance to make satisfactory arrangements for leave
through the principal, the teacher shall be considered as having forfeited his or her right to leave
benefits unless it can be determined beyond all reasonable doubt that it was impossible for the
teacher to make satisfactory arrangements in advance. The principal and the Superintendent of
Schools shall have the authority to make the final evaluation of the circumstances.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 06/08/1999; 07/09/2009
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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