3.23 – Educational Leave With Pay

The term “educational leave” refers to the release from duties or time normally required of a full-time employee in carrying out his/her full load of responsibilities assigned.

College funds may be used to pay employee salaries while they are on educational leave if the following criteria are fulfilled:

  1. The employee is employed full-time on a 9, 10, 11, or 12 month basis.

  2. The employee has been employed by the College for the previous three years.

  3. The employee must indicate in writing his/her intent to be under contract to the College for the next academic year.

  4. Educational leave will not exceed a period of eighty (80) work days a calendar year.

  5. An employee who fails to honor the contract stipulated in subparagraph C above shall be required to repay the amount expended for the educational leave. If the employee fulfills a portion of the contract before failing to honor the contract, repayment shall be based upon a pro rata basis (e.g., if an employee works 4 months of a 12 month contract, a repayment of 66.7% of the educational leave would be required).