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The Board will determine the amount of vacation, holidays and personal leave that will be allowed on an annual basis for classified employees.

Full‐time classified employees who have served a full year, unless the classified employee’s contract indicates otherwise, are entitled to two weeks’ paid vacation each year.  Mid‐year employees (6 months or over) who have demonstrated exceptional capabilities and indicate a willingness to continue in their positions may receive one week of vacation during the summer.   This benefit will be granted at the discretion of the superintendent or his designee.

Full‐time classified employees who have been in the District between 8 and 15 years receive three weeks’ of paid vacation each year.  Full‐time classified employees, who have been in the District 16 years or more, receive four weeks of paid vacation each year.  Full‐time District employees are: (1) encouraged to take 6‐10 consecutive days of vacation per year; and (2) required to take 5 consecutive days of vacation per year.

Eleven‐month employees will have vacation each year equal to one day for each five years of service with one day of vacation each year for each three years of service after 20 years with the District.  This vacation, for eleven‐month employees only, may be used during the contract year or may be paid on the final check of the contract year.

All maintenance employees with two to four weeks vacation will take two weeks during the summer vacation period except for a maximum of two days that may be carried over and used prior to March 31 with the explicit approval of the superintendent or his designee.  Maintenance employees with three or four weeks vacation may arrange to take the third and fourth weeks during the school.

The vacation may be taken any time during the school year when the vacation will not disrupt the District operations.  The employee must submit a vacation request to the superintendent or his designee, who is responsible for determining whether the request will disrupt the District operation.  Each employee’s director will approve the vacation schedule for all classified staff of the District.  Employees leaving during the year will receive prorated vacation proportionate to his/her completed contract days.

Effective June 30, 2011, vacation carried over to the new year, July 1 to June 30, will not exceed the number of hours earned during the current year plus one week.

Classified employees will be allowed a maximum of two days of personal leave to accomplish personal business that cannot be conducted outside the work day.  Employees new to the District must work 30 days before personal leave will be considered.  The employee must, whenever possible, submit a personal leave request, three days prior to the leave day.  This leave may be denied if it falls on the day before or the day after a holiday or vacation, if it falls on a special day when services would be necessary, if it would cause undue interruption to the education program or to a program demanding the employee’s services to the department, or other reasons deemed relevant by the superintendent.  One day of personal leave may be carried over to the next school year.  It is within the discretion of the superintendent to grant personal leave.

Classified employees who work twelve months a year will be allowed eight paid holidays.  The eight holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, one‐half day before Christmas, Christmas Day and one‐half day before New Year’s Day.  Paid holidays for school‐year employees include Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day.  Classified employees, whether full‐time or part‐time, will have time off in conjunction with the school calendar.

Employees who are veterans may also take the Veterans’ Day holiday off.  Employees must request this holiday off a month in advance.  This holiday will be a paid personal day or an unpaid day if the personal days have been used.

Classified employees will be paid only for the hours they would have been scheduled for the day.

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: April 1, 2024

Revised: June 22, 2015