• Leaves of Absence

    A leave of absence is defined by the school district policy as an absence 11 days or more. The types of leaves you are eligible for will vary based on your FTE, employee group and situation. Please review the Helpful Highlights when considering a leave and the length of your leave.  
     
    Some examples of leaves that would require approval from Human Resources are:
    • FMLA - This leave is federally mandated and stands for the Family Medical Leave Act. This leave can be used for the following reasons
      • The birth and first year care for his/her child
      • The adoption or foster placement of his/her child
      • The serious health condition of a spouse, child or parent
      • A serious health condition
      • Other conditions required by FMLA
    • Non FMLA - In the event that you do not qualify for FMLA but you have a reason requiring you to be off work. This leave can be used for the following reasons 
      • The birth and first year care for his/her child
      • The adoption or foster placement of his/her child
      • The serious health condition of a spouse, child or parent
      • A serious health condition
      • A sabbatical leave for the purpose of professional growth
      • Extended leave for Minnesota Teachers (MN Statue 122A.46)
     
    Leave Process

    HR will review your leave request once both of the following documents have been received.
    •Complete Leave of Absence Request Form
    •Please have your doctor complete the leave of absence paperwork
          -Employee's serious health condition Leave Paperwork     
          -Family Member's serious health condition Leave Paperwork

     

    All leave of absence requests will be reviewed by the Director of Human Resources within five days once all proper documentation has been submitted. Once your leave is approved you will receive a copy of the request form signed by the Director of Human Resources. Leaves that exceed 12 weeks are required to be submitted to the board.

     

    All employees requesting a leave of absence are required to attend a meeting with Kelly Kalash in Benefits to review how your leave may affect your pay and benefits. 

     
     
    If you have questions on leaves of absence please contact Kelly Kalash at 952-496-5080 or kkalash@shakopee.k12.mn.us.
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