This policy enables Faculty Associates in the Illinois State University Laboratory Schools to utilize up to two days per academic year of non-accumulative sick leave for personal leave. The responsibility for granting the personal leave days and associated record keeping resides with the Laboratory School administration.
Faculty Associates with a full-time contract in the Laboratory Schools are entitled to two days (15 hours) of personal leave with pay in each academic year of service including the first. Faculty Associates with less than a full-time contract in the Laboratory Schools are entitled to one day (7.5 hours) of personal leave with pay in each academic year of service including the first. Unused personal leave days, or hours, cannot be carried over from year to year. No portion of this benefit is payable upon termination. An academic year is defined as the school contract year.
These personal leave days may be granted as full or half days, but not less than increments of half days. Use of personal leave days requires no explanation for absence. Notification must be submitted to the building principal on the form provided at least two work days in advance of the intended absence (except in cases of emergencies). Personal leave days requested immediately prior to, or after holidays and vacation periods, during final examinations, or an institute and in-service day will be granted only under special circumstances with prior approval from the building principal and will require written explanation. On days when 20 percent of the Faculty Associates are known to be absent in a building, the administrator may deny further requests for personal leave.