1. Purpose The Board recognizes that in certain instances an employee may wish extended leave for medical reasons, and the district could benefit from the return of that employee




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NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP

SCHOOL DISTRICT





No. 439

SECTION: PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES


TITLE: UNCOMPENSATED LEAVE
ADOPTED: September 11, 2003
REVISED:














439. UNCOMPENSATED LEAVE


1. Purpose


The Board recognizes that in certain instances an employee may wish extended leave for medical reasons, and the district could benefit from the return of that employee. This policy establishes guidelines for the award of an uncompensated leave of absence for disability.


2. Delegation of

Responsibility




Request for unpaid leave shall be made to the Superintendent in advance of the desired start date.





All applications shall be submitted to the Board, which shall finally determine whether to approve or reject, after exercising its sole discretion to determine whether all requirements have been met.


3. Authority

The Board reserves the right to require of any employee sufficient proof, including a physician's certification from the employee's physician and/or a physician's certification obtained as the result of a medical evaluation performed by a physician chosen and paid for by the Board, of the employee's illness or disability, which certification(s), as the case may be, must provide that the employee is unable to perform his/her pre-illness or disability employment.





The Board, after appropriate inquiry, may accept or reject any physician's certification and may modify at any time the physical demands of the employee's pre-illness or disability employment position to the extent required to enable the employee suitable for employment. The Board shall consider the application of any eligible employee for medical leave when the employee's own accumulated sick leave is exhausted.




Duration








Upon the expiration of all earned and accumulated sick leave, the Board may, in its sole discretion, grant unpaid sick leave for the remainder of the school year or until the employee is no longer disabled, by illness or otherwise, from performing his/her duties of employment, whether regular or modified duty, whichever shall first occur. Such leave shall be without fringe benefits.











For purposes of this policy, school year shall be defined to be the employment year of the employee's making application, hereunder, with the first day being the first day of the employee's employment year and the last day being the last day of the employee's employment year. School year shall not be construed to be fiscal year.





Employees may elect to continue to receive benefits which normally are available to the employee upon payment of the total cost of premiums by the employee.





The income protection benefit provided by the district shall not be affected by this policy. When the employee becomes eligible, the benefit shall commence as provided by the Income Protection Plan.
The length of unpaid disability leave is as outlined by this policy. Continued payment from the Income Protection Plan does not constitute approved continued unpaid leave for disability. Payment from the Income Protection Plan shall not be construed as having any applicability to this disability leave policy.




Commitment of Employee








The employee granted an uncompensated leave shall inform the Board no later than ninety (90) days prior to the commencement of the next school year of his/her intentions to return which will be the scheduled return date. If a notification of intent to return is not timely received as aforesaid, it shall be assumed that the employee has terminated employment with the district; excepting, however if a notification of intent to return is not timely received as above stated but is received prior to the commencement of said next school year; with good cause for untimely notice to be determined at the sole discretion of the Board, it shall not be assumed that the employee has terminated employment with the district, but the date of return to employment shall be at the sole discretion of the district excepting further, however, in the event the employee shall have recovered for modified duty prior to the end of the school year in which disability occurs, then the school district shall have the option of returning the employee to employment prior to the end of the school year in which the disability occurred. If the school district does not then elect to make work available to the employee, the employee shall then confirm his/her intentions of returning the following school year by giving ninety (90) days notice thereof as heretofore set out. In all events, the return day to employment shall be on a semester basis, the commencement date being on the first day of the applicable semester.




Commitment of Employer








At the expiration of the uncompensated leave, the employee shall be offered a position for which s/he is qualified. Employees who have completed five (5) years of service with the district, prior to taking disability leave, shall be entitled to return to the same position in the same school or schools providing the position then exists.


4. Guidelines

The following guidelines shall apply when a request for an unpaid disability leave is to be considered:





  1. A request for an unpaid disability leave shall be submitted on the form, Application for Unpaid Long-Term Leave.







  1. Sick leave, extended sick leave, or personal day leave shall not be earned during the period of unpaid disability leaves.







  1. An approved unpaid disability leave does not constitute a break in service for purposes of computing seniority for suspension purposes.







  1. An approved unpaid disability leave does not constitute employment service time for purposes of computing salary step placements.







  1. The employee shall not hold other employment while on unpaid long-term leave for disability.







  1. The provisions of this disability-leave policy shall neither extend nor be applicable to the child rearing leave provisions of the agreement between the district and the Education Association.







  1. The provisions of this disability-leave policy shall neither extend nor be applicable to the disability of any employee who is disabled as a result of any work-related injury.







  1. The applicant shall provide such medical information as the Board shall require from time to time and shall further make himself/herself available and attend such physical examination as the Board may require from time to time during the period of disability.







  1. The failure of the employee to comply with the terms and regulations of this disability policy shall constitute a termination of the disability period as of the date of non-compliance.






  1. A return to employment at the termination of the disability leave shall be conditioned upon the employee providing the Board, with an appropriate medical certification that the employee is suitable to perform his/her pre-illness or disability employment.






























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