Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) | BP 4361.9 Personnel
Catastrophic Leave Program
The Board of Trustees recognizes that district employees may desire to assist other employees who have an urgent need for a leave of absence but do not have sufficient accrued leave to cover their absence. The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall establish a catastrophic leave program by which employees may donate accrued vacation and/or sick leave credits, which shall be placed into a pool for use by eligible employees.
Donations made under the catastrophic leave program shall be strictly voluntary.
The district's policy and procedures regarding catastrophic leave shall be included in the employee handbook. The Superintendent/Principal or designee may notify employees annually, or more frequently if the need arises, of the process for donating leave for this purpose.
An employee may apply to use donated leave credits in accordance with the accompanying administrative regulation when he/she has exhausted all applicable paid leaves of absence and a catastrophic illness or injury incapacitates the employee or a member of his/her family for an extended period of time. (Education Code 44043.5)
(cf. 4261.1 - Personal Illness/Injury Leave)
44043.5 Catastrophic leave
44977 Salary deduction during sick leave, certificated employees
44978 Sick leave, certificated employees
44983 Compensation during leave, certificated employees
45190-45191 Sick leave and vacation, classified employees
45196 Salary deductions during sick leave, classified employees
245-249 Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act
Policy HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 20, 2018 Santa Cruz, California