BCSA LOA

  • How to submit a leave of absence

    Employees shall be eligible for leaves of absence after completion of their probationary period.  Requests for short-term leave of absence (less than 20 consecutive work days) shall be made to the employee's supervisor and managed by their school or department. Submit your leave request via EmpCenter and/or the identified method of communication made by your supervisor.

     

    Requests for long-term leave of absence (20 of more consecutive work days) shall be made to Human Resources and managed by an assigned HR Team member.  Complete the Leave of Absence request form found at www.buffaloschools.org/leaveofabsence and submit it to HRLeaves@buffaloschools.org.  

     

    In either instance, documentation may be requested and supplied to support the purpose of the leave and authorization or denial of the leave of absence request will be communicated in a timely manner.

     

    How a leave of absence may impact health insurance.

    Some leave of absence types are without pay.  When a BCSA employee takes an unpaid leave of absence (highlighted below in blue) from the District, their health insurance coverage will be impacted.  Employees can expect their health insurance coverage to remain active until the end of the month in which the unpaid leave of absence was granted.  The Benefits Department shall have 30 days from the date that the unpaid leave of absence began to provide the employee with all pertinent COBRA information and applications. 

     

    Leave Type

    BCSA

    Administrative Governed by BPS policies & Education Laws (3020a, etc)
       
    Adoption

    1 year w/o pay
    renewable for additional year - 2 yrs total
    per child but limited to 2 children

     

     

    Bereavement

    5 days for immediate family
    0 days for extended family & friends

     

     

    Child Care

    Intendend for children younger than school age

    1 year w/o pay
    renewable for 2 yrs  - 3yrs total
    per child but limited to 2 children

     

     

    Education

    study must be related to higher ed program or fellowship
    not to exceed school year w/o pay

     

     

    Extension

    30 days
    1st and 2nd allowance every 10 years

     

     

    Family Illness

    2 years w/o pay
    10 days to care for immediate family
    Use own sick time not to exceed 10 days

     

     

    General

    1 year w/o pay
    2 years after 10 years of service

     

     

    Graduation

    1 day for self & immediate family
    2nd day w/o pay for self & immediate fam.

     

     

    Jury Duty

    Full pay for the length of jury services provided there is documentation from the court.
    Jury duty pay must be forwarded to the BPS

     

     

    Maternity

    time for the duration of medical order
    used when sick time has been exhausted

     

     

    Military

    Governed by USERRA

     

     

    Personal

    5 days
    can not take day before or after holiday
    48 hour notice required

     

     

    Political

    4 weeks w/o pay maximum 6 years if elected to office

     

     

    Sabbatical

    6 months for full pay - 7 yrs of service needed
    1 year for half pay - 7 yrs of service needed

     

     

    Sick

    12 days-Building Admin per year
    14 days-Central Office Admin. per school year
    220 can be accumulated
    time off not to exceed end of school year up to an
    additional 2 consecutive years w/o pay

     

     

    Sick Bank

    3 days donated (donation depends on overall bank total)
    - 17 years of service may use up to 90 days
    + 17 years of service may use up to 120 days

     

     

    Special Service

    Length of special service not to exceed school year w/o pay

     

     

    Travel

    Length of travel not to exceed school year w/o pay

     

     

    Union

    1 year w/o pay

     

     

    Vacation

    24 days per year