Sample Letter Approved Unpaid Leave 2nd year

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					BOARD CHAIR                                                                                                         BOARD MEMBERS
Dee Dee Rasmussen                                                                                                   Georgia “Joy” Bowen
                                                                                                                   Maggie B. Lewis-Butler
BOARD VICE CHAIR                                                                                                           Dee Crumpler
Forrest Van Camp



                                                         SUPERINTENDENT
                                                              Jackie Pons

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                                     Sample Letter-- Approved Unpaid Leave – 2                  year


Date:

To:                Teacher

From:              Principal/Administrator
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Subject:           Approved Unpaid Leave – 2          year


Based upon your request I have recommended to the Superintendent that you be granted one additional year of unpaid
leave of absence from ___________ through __________. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that it is
important that you be aware of your responsibilities to assure that benefits and other employment conditions are properly
met during the period of time that you will be on unpaid leave.

Article 15 of the Teacher Contract addresses unpaid leaves of absence. Section 15.04 discusses your medical benefits.
While on unpaid leave, unless you have been approved for family and medical leave, you are solely responsible for both
the Board and your contribution to any health insurance or other benefits in which you elect to participate. To be sure of
the cost and the deadline by which you must make your payments you should contact Candy Southern in the Benefits
Enrollment Office at 487-7150.

Section 15.01 E. of the Teacher Contract identifies your responsibilities for notifying the District of your intention to return
to work. Please be reminded that if your leave is granted for the Fall Semester, you are required to notify me in writing of
your intent to return or request an additional leave, during the period from October 15 through November 15. If your leave
is for the entire school or the Spring semester, you are required to advise me in writing of your intent to return or request
an additional leave during the period from February 15 through March 15. If your leave is granted for periods other than a
semester or school year, you are required to advise me in writing during the period from 20 to 40 days prior to the end of
the leave. Failure to meet these District notice requirements will be considered as abandonment of your position.
Upon receiving an approved leave, you are assured of returning to the job from which leave was granted or to a
comparable position within our cost center, subject to other provisions of the Teacher Contract that govern your
employment such as transfer and layoff.

If you need any assistance regarding preparing for your leave, please let me know.

I hereby acknowledge receipt of this letter by my signature below.

____________________________________________                                                    ________________________
             Employee Signature                                                                           Date


cc: Cost Center Administrator
    Human Resources (attached to PAF)
    Enrollment Services


                                     2757 West Pensacola Street ~ Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2998
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            “The Leon County School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, marital status,
                              sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, age, color or disability.”
                                     Dr. Kathleen L. Rodgers, Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer
                                               (850) 487-7306 ~ rodgersk@leonschools.net

				
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