Leave of Absence

A leave of absence is defined by the school district policy as an absence 5 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
  • COVID-19 Leave RightsIf you are unable to work 5+ days due to COVID-19 related concerns, please contact Human Resources at humanresources@shakopee.k12.mn.us.  You may be eligible for benefits related to this type of leave. 
 
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