Polk BOE OKs updated leave policy, cleaning contract
Here’s a look at what’s happening in other parts of North Georgia:
— 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