1. The teacher shall be granted a discretionary leave of up to twenty (20) days without pay but with the continuation of benefits when, as a candidate, he/she is contesting a municipal, regional, provincial or federal election.
2. A long-term leave of absence shall be granted without pay or benefits on request to a teacher should he/she be elected as a result of such candidacy.
3. The Superintendent or designate shall grant leave of absence with costs of teacher-on-call to be covered by the teacher, upon written request, to those employees holding municipal, regional or school district offices to permit them to carry out the duties of their offices up to a maximum of ten (10) days per school year.