|SUBJECT: Bereavement Leave—Licensed
- Board Policy
It is the policy of the Board to allow employees who qualify for benefits to receive released time with pay for bereavement in the case of the death of a member of the immediate family.
- Administration Policy
The Bereavement Leave Policy shall be administered in accordance with the following guidelines
- Employees shall be granted up to eight (8) days absence without pay deduction contiguous with the event of the death of a husband, wife, daughter or son.
- This would also include any other person residing in the home who may have assumed the role of daughter or son.
- Employees shall be granted up to three (3) days absence without pay deduction in the event of the death of the employee's or spouse's father, mother, grandchild, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, or other person residing in the employee's home.
- A maximum of two (2) additional days may be granted if travel time is needed. Travel must be in excess of 350 miles (one way) to qualify for additional days. An immediate supervisor shall request travel verification information from an employee.
- Bereavement Leave is provided only for the death of individuals listed under items A. and B. Employees who need to miss work because of the death of an individual not covered in this policy should refer to the DP335 NEG Personal Leave, Licensed, and DP370 NEGAlternative Leave Day, Licensed.
- Bereavement leave for part-time employees shall be prorated according to the percentage of a full-time contract; e.g., an employee on a half-time contract would be eligible for eight (8) half days for the death of a husband, wife, daughter or son.
- If the death of an employee's mother or father results in the loss of the only remaining parent, up to three (3) additional personal leave days may be taken to deal with estate issues. The three (3) additional days must be taken within one (1) calendar year of the parent's death.