Leave Policies

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There are many different types of leaves offered through the Jefferson Parish School Board. For questions about your own leave options, you can contact one of the district's Leaves Technicians: 

Lahkyn Billiot-Fish
 
Krissy Boutte
 
Or call the District's HR office at 504-349-7866.
 
Whenever you will miss a day of work, you should communicate that with your supervisor, in addition to reporting it in the Kelly system. 

Taking Leave Due to an Injury

If you are injured at work, the leave you are granted will depend on how the injury occured. There are three types

  1. Accidental: i.e. you tripped on a banana peel or due to your own clumsiness
  2. Assault: you've been struck, battered or threatened by a student, parent, or any other person at work. 
  3. You were injured because of physical contact with a student while protecting them from the risk of injury (i.e. fight breaks out)

If you are injured on the job, please click here for more information on how to proceed. 

Sick Leave (Paid)

Employees are granted 10-days of paid sick leave per year, and unused sick days do roll over from year to year. On the 5th day of consecutive leave, you must provide a doctor's note. 

If you use exhaust all of your sick leave, you may be able to access the sick leave bank. To become a member of the Sick Leave Bank for FY 2012-13, an employee must complete a Sick Leave Bank Membership Enrollment Form and contribute one (1) day from his/her accumulated sick leave for the current school year during the Annual Open Enrollment Period.

Sick Leave Bank FAQ

Family & Medical Leave (Unpaid)

The Jefferson Parish School Board shall permit qualified employees to take up to twelve (12) workweeks of unpaid family and medical leave for family and medical reasons.

School Board employees who have been employed for at least twelve (12) months and have worked at least 1250 hours during the previous twelve (12) month period shall be allowed to take leave under certain circumstances. For more information on this school board policy, click here.

Maternity Leave

The Jefferson Parish School Board declares that any employee who becomes pregnant shall be eligible for maternity leave (leave without pay).  The expectant employee shall be given the option of choosing maternity leave or using current and accumulated sick leave for the period of medical disability occasioned by pregnancy and childbirth.  Employees who use current and/or accumulated sick leave for maternity leave purposes shall be subject to all policy provisions, regulations and procedures affecting sick leave.

For more information on this policy, click here.

Personal Leave

Teachers and other employees of the Jefferson Parish School Board, except bus drivers and those who receive annual leave (vacation time), shall be allowed up to two (2) days absence during each school year to be used for such purposes as may be determined by the individual employee without loss of pay.  Personal leave days shall be charged to and deducted from current and/or accumulated sick leave as of the date personal leave is taken.  Personal leave shall not be accumulated from year to year, nor shall personal leave be compensated for upon death or retirement or paid in any other manner except as provided by law.
 
Persons wishing to take personal leave shall notify the principal of the school or their supervisor in which he/she is employed or his/her staff supervisor of his/her intention to take such personal leave at least twenty-four (24) hours before personal leave will be taken, except in emergency situations.  All employees requesting personal leave must submit a Request for Leave form to the principal/immediate supervisor for approval.

Bereavement Leave

An employee may be granted a leave of absence without  loss of pay of up to three (3) school days in the event of a death in the immediate family  of such employee or his/her spouse. If the funeral shall be in a location more than two  hundred (200) miles from New Orleans, and such shall be verified, the employee shall be granted one (1) additional school day of leave. Bereavement leave shall be taken within ten (10) calendar days of the death.

Immediate family shall include:

  • Employee's spouse
  • Children (including step-children) 
  • Any individuals over which the employee or the employee’s spouse has 
  • legal guardianship 
  • Grandchildren (including step-grandchildren) 
  • Parents 
  • Fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law 
  • Step-parents 
  • Grandparents (including step-grandparents) 
  • Great grandparents 
  • Brothers and sisters (including half-sisters and half-brothers) 
  • Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law 
  • Daughters-in-law and sons-in-law

The bereavement leave form must be completed and submited to HR via email jppsshumanresources@jpschools.org.

Weather Related Absence 

As per school board policy, "For all weather related events, all teachers (employees) and students that live in a school closure zone but work or attend school outside of the school closure zone shall be excused from school those days with no loss of the employee's leave time."

The employee must complete this form and submit it to HR at jppsshumanresources@jpschools.org

Annual Leave (12-month employees)

All personnel paid on a twelve-month basis by the Jefferson Parish School Board shall be entitled to annual leave to be granted at the rate of ten (10) days annual leave at the beginning of the fiscal year.  Those employees having worked for less than a full year on July 1 when the new fiscal year starts shall have their annual leave days prorated to the number of months worked the previous year.

Click here for more information on this policy.

Military Leave

The Jefferson Parish School Board shall grant military leave to employees of the Board upon proper submission of application for such leave.  Leave with pay for military purposes shall be granted when leave is not to exceed fifteen (15) working days in one calendar year.  Leave without pay shall be granted when leave is for more than fifteen (15) working days.  Employees taking military leave shall provide proper notification of pending military service accompanied by documents attesting to call to duty.

Click here for more information on this policy.


Once you are ready to return from an extended leave, the form to request reinstatement is available here, from the JP Schools website.