Leave Type


    Administrative Governed by BPS policies & NYS Ed. Laws (3020a, etc)
    Adoption 1 year w/o pay - Child is less than 1 yo at time of adoption
    renewable for additional year - 2 yrs total
    Child Care 1 year w/o pay
    renewable for 2 yrs  - 3yrs total
    Where a consecutive birth occurs before the expiration of the original child care leave, the employee is to apply for a new child care leave.  Such leave shall be limited to 1 additional consecutive application.
    Study May be with or without pay.  Limited to study in an accredited instutution of higher learning or under a fellowship agrant from a recognized foundation or research organization engaged in educational research. 
    Extension 30 days with pay
    Must serve for a period of 10 years or more upon exhaustion of sick time.  Upon exhaustion of the first 30 day extension a teacher may apply for and be granted a second 30 days.
    Family Illness A leave of absence without pay shall be granted for up to two a (2) year period for the purpose of caring for a sick member of a teacher's immediate family.
    Immediate family shall include a parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, husband, wife, parent of husband or wife, or any relative permanently residing in the personal household in which the employee resides.
    General Up to two (2) years w/o pay for permanent teachers who have completed ten (10) years of service. 
    Leaves under this provision shall be taken in units of not less than a full school year and shall begin Sept. 1 of the first year and terminate on June 30 of the final year.
    Maternity time for the duration of medical order
    used when sick time has been exhausted
    Military Governed by USERRA and may be granted with or without pay, as provided in NYS Law governing military service and training.
    Political 4 weeks w/o pay maximum 6 years if elected to office
    Relocation 1 year w/o pay for permenant teachers for the purpose of accompanying their spouse who have been relocated to another community.
    Sabbatical During each school year, a sabbatical leave at half pay (1/2) for a full year of leave or at full pay for one-half(1/2) year of leave may be granted to one percent (1%) of the permanent teachers who have completed seve (7) years of service within the system or have the equivalent as defined in Article XXV hereof.
    Sick time off not to exceed end of school year up to an
    additional 2 consecutive years w/o pay
    Special Service May be granted for full time service when such service is directly related to the teacher's area of work.  Limited to special services performed for or with an institution of higher learning, a foundation or research organization, a state education department, the US Office Education, the Peace Corps, or similar institution or organizations, plans for which shall have been submitted in writing and approved in advance.
    Travel Travel conducted by an accredited institution of higher learning for which course credit is granted by the institution.

    Travel planned cooperatively with the Superintendent of Schools, plans for which shall have been submitted in writing and approved in advance. Such plans shall constitute a predetermined program designed to improve the individual's cometence.