Whenever possible, it is expected that requests for leave 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 employee is absent and no arrangements have been made with his or her supervisor for such
absence, the employee's salary will be deducted for each day's absence. Also, if in the opinion
of the supervisor and/or superintendent, an employee's reason for absence is not considered
satisfactory or applicable to the leave policy, a deduction for each day's absence shall be made
based on the employee's hourly wage.
In the event the supervisor and/or superintendent have reasonable proof of willful misuse of the
district's leave policies, a support staff employee shall be subject to penalties as determined by the
A support staff employee who knows that he or she will exercise the option of sick leave shall
notify his or her supervisor in advance of the absence and the supervisor's consent shall become
necessary if such leave is to have official status. If the employee fails in advance to make
satisfactory arrangements for leave through his or her supervisor, the employee 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 employee to make satisfactory arrangements in
advance. The supervisor and the superintendent of schools shall have the authority to make final
evaluation of the circumstances.
Request for leave shall be made by completing the proper authorization form located in the
supervisor's office. The use of leave for a purpose other than those authorized will necessitate the
employee to request leave from the assistant superintendent of human resources on the proper
form. The employee shall be notified of the assistant superintendent's decision within five (5)
days of his or her receiving the request. The employee may appeal the decision to the
superintendent of schools and then to the Board of Education.
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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 related information.
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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