Administrative Procedure 408

Annual Leaves Of Absence


Under certain circumstances an employee may request a leave of absence from the Division for a period of one year. Leaves of absence of not more than one year, to a maximum of two consecutive leaves, may be granted provided that the request is made, in writing, prior to March 1 and the individual agrees to make a return commitment prior to March 1 of the year in which the leave is in effect. [In any school year no more than four percent (4%) of the teaching staff will be considered for leave of absence. Generally, teachers cannot be guaranteed a specific teaching assignment or a previously held position.]


  1. The Division may consider a special request from an employee for a leave of absence to accept employment elsewhere.
  2. The following conditions shall apply to specific leaves of absence:
    1. Educational Leaves - to attend a recognized University. The employee must submit proof of enrolment and final marks to the Deputy Superintendent.
    2. Maternity Leave - maternity leave is regulated under the Labour Relations Code, Board of Industrial Relations Order No. 71 (1976). A yearly leave may be granted where it coincides with administrative recommendation.
    3. Medical Leaves - doctor affirmations to be submitted quarterly.
    4. Leaves for other than clauses 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3 above may be considered on an individual basis, realizing that the above take priority.


December 17, 1979


February 13, 2012, September 21, 2016,  August 23, 2021


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