Polk BOE OKs up­dated leave pol­icy, clean­ing con­tract

Here’s a look at what’s hap­pen­ing in other parts of North Ge­or­gia:

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— Tak­ing a day off will be slightly dif­fer­ent for Polk School Dis­trict em­ploy­ees that must now use 100 per­cent of their leave be­fore tak­ing un­paid days off.

The amend­ment to the GAHR Pol­icy, which was pre­vi­ously tabled, saw of­fi­cial ap­proval dur­ing the board’s com­bined Oct. 2 work ses­sion and meet­ing.

“This is to up­date the pol­icy to re­flect that we need for the em­ploy­ees to ex­haust all of their leave be­fore they go on un­paid leave,” Atkins said. “We don’t want any em­ployee to have any funds taken out of their pay if they still have leave.”

The pol­icy up­date ex­cludes ab­sences re­lated to worker’s com­pen­sa­tion, and the rest of the doc­u­ment was left un­changed. Em­ploy­ees may take three days of per­sonal or pro­fes­sional leave if prior ap­proval has been re­ceived.

Each dis­trict em­ployee will re­ceive one and one-fourth sick day for each com­pleted month, and those who use their days are en­ti­tled to full pay. A max­i­mum of 60 sick days can be ac­cu­mu­lated from one fis­cal year to the next.

Re­li­gious hol­i­day leave, jury leave, mil­i­tary leave, be­reave­ment leave, and more are of­fered by the school with­out any penal­ties to time off that can be taken. Sean Wil­liams, Polk County Stan­dard Jour­nal

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