I. Board Policy
The Board recognizes the need for licensed
employees to be granted sabbatical leaves in order to continue their professional
training. The Board authorizes a maximum of four (4) full-time equivalent
employees each year to be selected for sabbatical leave. The Board delegates
to the District Administration the responsibility of administering the Sabbatical
II. Administration Policy
Sabbatical leave shall be granted according to the
A. A sabbatical leave for continued professional study may be granted to any
licensed employee who has completed at least seven (7) years of continuous
satisfactory service in Jordan School District.
B. Application for sabbatical leave shall be filed with the Local Professional
Improvement Committee (LPIC) by February 1 of the school year. Applications
shall then be screened by the Committee and recommendations shall be made
to the Superintendent for approval. All applications for sabbatical leave
must be approved by the Board before being granted.
1. An educational program must be submitted
with the application.
C. Sabbatical leave shall be granted to a licensed employee for the ensuing
contract year and shall not extend beyond one (1) year of professional development
approved by the LPIC.
D. Remuneration for approved sabbatical leave shall be given as follows:
1. Employees who work full time for 7
years prior to the leave will receive one-half their annual salary for the
year during which the leave is granted.
2. If any of the employee's required last
7 years of service were part-time, the employee will be placed on the full-time
equivalent step of the salary schedule and receive one-half of that annual
E. Persons receiving sabbatical leave must return to the District for at least
two (2) years at the same level of contract at which the leave was granted
or reimburse the District for the total amount received (including fringe
benefits) during the leave unless circumstances indicate that the Board make
an exception. In the event that the employee elects to return to work before
the conditions of the sabbatical leave are met, the employee must reimburse
the District for the total amount received. If there are extenuating circumstances,
the employee may appeal to the superintendent.
F. Fringe benefits shall be continued during the duration of the approved
G. The educator shall be advanced on the salary schedule in the same manner
as full-time employees.
H. Personnel on sabbatical 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. Following review
by the LPIC, the report will be forwarded to the Human Resources Department.
I. When the sabbatical is successfully completed, a copy of the educational
program and a transcript of credit and a report shall be submitted for LPIC
review. The LPIC will notify the Superintendent of successful completion or
failure to comply.
J. Upon returning from a one (1) year sabbatical leave, the educator shall
be placed in the same school and position as was held at the time the leave
was granted, unless the educator requests otherwise. The educator's replacement
shall be hired on a temporary basis and will be so advised upon hiring.
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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