Graduation, Convocation, University Exams and Religious Holy Day Leaves

Leave for members is granted in order to attend the teacher’s spouse’s or teachers’ child’s senior high school graduation, and for attendance at the teacher’s, teacher’s spouse’s, or teacher’s child’s convocation ceremonies (one full day with pay.) Teachers are also eligible for paid leave in order to write a university exam for courses in which they are themselves enrolled. 

A teacher may be granted leave for religious holy days, the observance of which is a reasonable expectation/requirement of the religious faith and precludes the teacher from working. This leave is provided at full pay. Speak with your school’s administrator at the start of the school year to outline your needs for holy days. Upon the conclusion of this conversation, your administrator (or designate) will place the absences in SmartFindExpress on the teacher's behalf.