PRINT AND SUBMIT A COPY OF THIS FORM TO REQUEST DISCRETIONARY LEAVERequest for Absence from Duty
A written request for the use of discretionary leave shall be submitted to the supervisor, principal, or designee at least three (3) days in advance of the anticipated absence. Discretionary personal leave may not be taken for more than three (3) consecutive workdays.
Discretionary leave is discouraged on the day before a school holiday, the day after a school holiday, days scheduled for end-of -semester or end-of year exams, days scheduled for TAKS tests, a pupil contact day that falls on the first or last day of a semester, a federal holiday, or during the first or last week of school.
In deciding to approve personal leave, the supervisor, principal or designee shall consider the effect of the employee’s absence on the departmental work schedule or the educational program, as well as the availability of substitutes. The supervisor, principal, or designee has final authority to approve or deny dates for personal leave. (Policy DEC Local)
In the unusual event that more than three (3) consecutive days must be taken and such days are approved by the supervisor, principal or designee, employee acknowledges the days exceeding three (3) days will be taken as leave without pay.
Today’s Date _______________________
Date(s) Requested _______________________________________________________
Employee Signature _______________________________
Supervisor Signature ______________________________