The Washington Parish School Board shall grant to all teachers and all other school employees, except bus operators and those who receive annual leave, two (2) days absence during each school year to be used for such purposes as may be determined by the individual, without loss of pay.  For every day an employee is absent from work over the allowed two (2) days, the employee shall be considered on leave without pay and a full day's pay shall be deducted from their regular salary for each day absent.


These two (2) days shall be used at the employee's discretion, upon submitting proper notice for such leave at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to taking said leave.  The two (2) days personal leave shall not be cumulative nor payable upon death or retirement.  Personal leave shall be charged to and deducted from current and/or accumulated sick leave as of the date personal leave is taken.


A personal leave form, approved by the principal, must be submitted upon submission of the payroll.  In an emergency, such form shall be submitted with the subsequent payroll.




The School Board may grant leave of absence, without pay, to any regularly employed teacher or other employee for periods of time not to exceed one (1) year.  Such leave shall be granted by the School Board, upon submission of an Application for Leave Without Pay form by the employee, whenever in the discretion of the School Board such leave is in the best interest of the school district.    


The School Board shall not grant leave of absence without pay for purposes of securing new or other employment except in the case of a transfer to the Louisiana Department of Education for a one-year period.


Employees granted leave without pay may continue to participate in the School Board's group hospitalization program.  However, while on leave without pay, the employee shall be required to pay 100% of the insurance premium.  In addition, an employee on leave without pay shall not earn retirement credit for those days missed, nor shall the employee be eligible to accrue annual or sick leave during an approved leave.


With limited exceptions as outlined in statute or School Board policy, leave without pay shall be deemed to interrupt active service for sabbatical leave purposes.




An employer may grant any employee of the school system leave from work of up to a total of sixteen (16) hours during any twelve (12) month period to attend, observe, or participate in conferences or classroom activities related to the employee's dependent children for whom he/she is the legal guardian that are conducted at the child's school or day care center, if the conferences or classroom activities cannot reasonably be scheduled during the nonwork hours of the employee.  An employee who wishes to request such leave shall provide a reasonable notice to the employer prior to the leave and make a reasonable effort to schedule the leave so as not to unduly disrupt the operations of the employer. 


An employer is not required to pay an employee for any time taken as leave for conferences and school activities.  However, an employee shall be permitted to substitute any accrued vacation time or other appropriate paid leave for any leave taken as provided here.


Revised:  November, 1993                        

Revised:  March, 1995

Revised:  September, 2000

Revised:  December 5, 2013



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:1171, 17:1186, 17:1208, 17:1208.1, 23:1015.2

Board minutes, 7-26-84, 12-5-13


Washington Parish School Board