SUBJECT: Educational Leave
I. Board Policy
The Board may authorize a leave of absence
without pay for continued study to licensed employees who
have served three (3) consecutive years. The Board authorizes
Administration to set up procedures for educational leave
of candidates for such leave.
II. Administration Policy
An educational leave for full-time
study may be granted to a licensed employee upon the
of the Local Professional Improvement Committee
A. An application for educational leave shall be
filed with the Human Resources Department for forwarding to the LPIC by February
1 of the school year. A detailed outline of studies must be submitted with
the application. This outline must show the candidate will be a full-time
chairman of the LPIC will obtain a written evaluation of
from his/her immediate supervisor. Only those who
evaluations will be considered for educational
C. Applications shall be screened by the LPIC and
shall be made to the Superintendent for his
D. There shall be no remuneration
for this leave.
E. Educational leave shall be
granted for the ensuing contract
year and shall not extend beyond two
F. Personnel on educational
leave must submit a progress report
to the LPIC by February 15 of the
year the leave is granted. The
report is to include the date the
employee intends to return to
full-time status and/or a request for a
one-year extension if
needed. Following review by the LPIC, the report
will be forwarded
to the Human Resources Department.
G. When an educational leave is successfully completed, a copy
of the outline of studies and a transcript of credit and a report
will be submitted to the LPIC and the superintendent for review.
H. An employee returning from approved educational leave shall be advanced
on the salary schedule in the same manner as full-time employees.
employee may arrange with the insurance carrier to continue
insurance program. The employee shall pay for the full
J. The granting of the leave shall not compel the
return to the District.
K. This leave is void if the employee does not complete the approved
course of study as approved by the Local Professional Improvement
Committee. It is the responsibility of the employee to submit
of successful completion of his/her approved program
by June 30.
L. A candidate shall be guaranteed a comparable position in the District upon
his/her return from an educational leave.
These policies have been developed and
approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive
use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization
outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district.
Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized
use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party
copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own
risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.
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