Leaves of Absence


Conference Request Form |Form|

  • Request for Leave Form (WTA) |Form|
  • Absence Approval Form (WESA/Non-Union) |Form|
  • Vacation/Personal Day Request Form (Administrators) |Form|

Our contract provides for several different types of leave:

Health Leave - Member: If an employee has a long term illness that goes beyond the accumulated sick days, you may request a leave of absence for a period of up to one year. These would be unpaid days.

Health Leave - Family Member: The Federal FMLA guarantees 12 weeks of leave, unpaid, to attend to a sick family member.

Academic Study Leave:

Military Leave:

Child Rearing Leave:

Adoption Leave:

Other Leave: The School Committee reserves the right to grant leaves of absence for reasons other than those leaves listed above. For example, I know of a teacher who asked for a leave to go work with his brother in New Hampshire. He was granted the one-year leave, but never returned.