Campbell River District Teachers' Association

School District 72

1.    Long-term leave of absence shall be defined as leave of five (5) school months or more.

2.    The commencement and termination of a long-term leave of absence shall be determined by the Superintendent in consultation with the teacher concerned.

3.    Any long-term leave of absence granted pursuant to Article G.22 of this Agreement shall be with or without pay at the discretion of the Board.

4.    Long-term leave of absence may be granted for professional reasons, which include:

       a.    attendance at a university;

       b.    Department of National Defense posting;

       c.    service with a post secondary institution;

       d.    secondment to the Ministry of Education.

5.    The following conditions apply to the applications for and the granting of long-term leaves of absence:

       a.    The teacher has given at least five (5) years service to the Board or, in the event that a teacher has been granted long-term leave of absence, five (5) years of service has elapsed since the completion of the long-term leave that had been granted.

       b.    The number of persons given long-term leave of absence in any one (1) school year shall be at the discretion of the Board.  However, normally no more than ten percent (10%) of the teaching staff may be given long-term leave of absence in any one (1) school year.

       c.    After the expiration of the period of leave of absence, the teacher granted long-term leave of absence shall be placed in an appropriate assignment, subject to Article E.13.3 of this Agreement.

       d.    Applications for long-term leave of absence which are requested for the commencement of a school year shall be submitted before March 15th of that year.

       e.    A teacher intending to return from long-term leave shall notify the Board no later than March 15th of that year of the intention to return from leave of absence.

       f.    Teachers requesting long-term leaves of absence scheduled to commence at a time other than the beginning of the school year shall notify the Board of such a request at least five (5) months prior to the intended commencement of the leave.

       g.    The deadline for a teacher to notify the Board of the teacher's intention to return from a leave at a time other than the beginning of a school year shall be at least five (5) months prior to the intended return of the teacher from the leave of absence.

       h.    Proposed long-term leaves of absence extending into a second school year, shall be submitted to the Superintendent who shall present the request to the Board for its consideration.

CRDTA

Phone: 250-286-1663

Fax: 250-286-1679