Unpaid Leave of Absence (known as W.A.N.T.E. Leave) – **Expired June 2017**

The Association previously negotiated an unpaid Leave of Absence, known as “W.A.N.T.E. Leave”.  However, effective June 2, 2017 this leave is no longer in effect and has been deleted.

 

Unpaid Leave of Absence (known as SPECIAL Leave)

An employee who is assigned to a permanent position may make a request to the Division for an unpaid “Special” leave of absence for a maximum of ten (10) working days on a one-time-only basis.  The Division will consider such requests on an individual basis and may approve or deny such requests at the Division’s discretion.

To request the Leave:

  • Complete a Short Leave of Absence Form. (Discuss this with your immediate supervisor to confirm the date of the Leave with them.)
  • When completing the Short Leave of Absence Form and it requests for what purpose, please be specific. State: “SPECIAL” Unpaid Leave of Absence. (Absence Number ** – Reason Code SPECIAL).
  • Substitutes are not provided for SPECIAL leaves.
  • SPECIAL leaves may not be attached to a break (SUMMER, WINTER or SPRING BREAK)

Unpaid Leave of Absence for Study (known as STUDY Leave)

An employee who is assigned to a permanent position may make a request to the Division for an unpaid “Study” leave of absence for a maximum of three (3) school years (only one school year will be considered and granted at a time).  The Division will consider such requests on an individual basis and may approve or deny such requests at the Division’s discretion.  An employee must provide proof of attendance at a certified post-secondary institute in order for this leave to be considered.  An employee may not be employed with another employer during a Personal Leave.

To request the Leave:

  • Complete a Study Leave Application Form. (Discuss this with your immediate supervisor to confirm the date of the Leave with them.)
  • When completing the Study Leave Form, please be specific in stating the nature of why you are requesting the leave (course, college/university, etc.)
  • Substitutes are provided for STUDY leaves.

 

Unpaid Leave of Absence for Personal Reasons (known as PERSONAL Leave)

An employee who is assigned to a permanent position may make a request to the Division for an unpaid “Personal” leave of absence for a minimum of eleven (11) working days to a maximum of three (3) school years (only one school year will be considered and granted at a time).  The Division will consider such requests on an individual basis and may approve or deny such requests at the Division’s discretion.  An employee must provide a satisfactory reason for the leave request.  An employee may not be employed with another employer during a Personal Leave.

To request the Leave:

  • Complete a Study Leave Application Form. (Discuss this with your immediate supervisor to confirm the date of the Leave with them.)
  • When completing the Study Leave Form, please be specific in stating the nature of why you are requesting the leave (course, college/university, etc.)
  • Substitutes are provided for STUDY leaves.