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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: 

Jamie Babin
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


If you would like to apply for a voluntary transfer, the application window is March 1 - May 31st. 

Certificated teachers, deans, assistant principals, counselors, and para-professionals may be eligible for a transfer if:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in JPS at their current school
  • Hold a valid Louisiana teacher certificate in the requested subject-area vacancy (teachers and administrators only)
  • Are currently NOT on any level of an Intensive Assistance Plan (IAP)

Support employees such as: Secretaries, General Clerks, Plant Managers, Custodians, Account Clerks, and Crossing Guards may


The maximum amount of students allowed in a classroom at one time is determined by state policy according to grade level. Under Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators:

K-3: The maximum enrollment in a class or section in grades K-3 shall be 26 students. (Note: The system-wide, student classroom teacher ratio in grades K-3 shall be a maximum of 20 students to one classroom teacher.)

4-12: The maximum enrollment in a class or section in grades 4-12 shall be 33 students.

EXCEPT: The maximum class size for health and physical education in grades K-8 and in physical education I


Register for a PSRP Technology Workshop!


JFT is looking for PSRPs (paras and support staff) who would like to learn more about technology. We have been funded through AFT's Innovation Grant to host paid tech trainings this summer for PSRPs. Trainings start the week of June 21 and space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible!

  • PSRPs will be paid $20/hour to attend a 3 hour tech training this summer.  
  • Trainings will be held at the JFT Office at 2540 Severn, Suite 301, in Metairie.  
  • You do not need to bring a computer to this training.
Basic Training will include: 1) basic

COVID-19 Safety Reporting Form


If you have any COVID-19 related safety concerns at your worksite, please let us know using this reporting form. We will use the information provided to address these issues with the District, but we will not share any identifying information withour your permission. Please be as specific as possible.



Louisiana Federation of Teachers has compiled the following resources to help inform members of their rights as schools begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic:

AFT Frequently Asked Questions Q & A

AFT Know Your Rights

U.S. Dept. of Labor Employee Rights

U.S. Dept. of Labor FFCRA Excerpt

U.S. Dept of Labor FFCRA Q&A