Employee Leave

It’s important to the District that employees have a good work/life balance and to have the opportunity to “refresh” without worry about income. Therefore, SVVSD allows for holidays, breaks and paid time off.

 

The Sick Leave Bank is a community pool of hours that Classified, Certified and Professional/Technical employees may voluntarily join. The Sick Leave Bank may pay up to 60 days, in a single academic year, in the event of a personal extended illness or injury which renders the member incapable of working.

Eligible employees may join as a newly hired employee or during Benefits Open Enrollment with contribution(s) from their paid leave hours in the amount equal to the number of hours worked per day. You may request time for your recovery period if:

  • You are a member of the Sick Leave Bank
  • Your request is made no later than 30 calendar days after the member returns to work
  • You provide HR with a doctor’s note identifying the illness/injury and expected recovery time
  • You have exhausted all paid leave
  • If Certified, you complete 20 days of Diff Dock (the difference between your daily rate and the substitute’s daily rate, whether or not you actually need a substitute)
  • If Classified or Professional/Technical, you complete 10 days of unpaid leave 

The complete by-laws and procedures surrounding the Licensed Sick Leave Bank are published in the Teacher Master Agreement document. The Classified/Professional/Technical Sick Leave Bank are published in the applicable Employee Handbooks.

All Sick Leave Bank requests will be reviewed by a board and any decision made by the board shall be final and not subject to grievance procedures. You are not eligible to apply for Sick Leave Bank while on workers’ compensation.