GCBDA Annual Leaves of Absence
Adopted: December 17, 1979
Reaffirmed: February 13, 2012
The Board recognizes that under certain circumstances a teacher may request a Leave of Absence from the Board for a period of one year. Leaves of absence of not more than one year may be granted by the Board provided that the request is made, in writing, prior to March first and the individual agrees to make a teaching commitment prior to March first of the year in which the leave is in effect. In any school year no more than four percent (4%) of the teaching staff will be considered for leave of absence. Generally, teachers cannot be guaranteed a specific teaching assignment or a previously held position.
The Board may consider a special request from an employee for a Leave of Absence to accept employment elsewhere.
The following conditions shall apply to specific Leaves of Absence: