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School District 25 Policy

Unpaid Leave Of Absence (Certified)

Policy 5455
Adopted: July 28, 1998 Revised: August 22, 2017


The Board may grant to certified employees a leave of absence, without pay, for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

Employee granted such leave with an expiration date which occurs at the end of a school year shall notify the Board, in writing, not later than February 15, of employee's intention to return to employment for the ensuing year or the position will be declared open.

An employee granted leave with an expiration date which occurs during a school year shall notify the Board, in writing, not later than a date established by the Board when leave is approved, of the employee's intention to return to employment the next ensuing duty day after expiration of the leave or the position will be declared open.

NOTE: 21-7-103 states: Absences and leaves of absence approved by the employing board shall not be considered as interruptions in service for purposes of determining continuing contract status. 

If the leave is granted, employee shall be solely responsible for the total cost of his/ her participation in the District's group medical insurance coverage for the duration of such leave.