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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 4-53.4

PERSONNEL



Leave for Long-Term Illness or Injury

Leave for long-term illness or injury will be governed by these regulations.

A. An employee who is unable to work because of personal illness or injury and who has exhausted all available sick leave and Family Medical Leave may be granted a leave of absence without pay for a period not to exceed twelve calendar months.

B. Insurance benefits normally provided by the School Board will remain in force during such leave of absence. For anytime the employee is on unpaid and non Family Medical Leave, the employee will be responsible for making appropriate payments for health benefits.

C. Upon notification by the employee, or prior to the conclusion of the leave of absence, the Office of Personal Services, in conjunction with the employee's physician, will determine if the employee is able to return to work. If the determination is made that the employee is able to return to work, the employee will be assigned to the first available position of which the employee is qualified, provided that if more than one unit member has given notice pursuant to this paragraph, the employee who has given notice at the earliest date will be assigned to the position in question. The employee shall return only at semester breaks.

D. An employee whose illness or injury requires absence beyond twelve (12) calendar months will be placed, upon request, on inactive status for a period not to exceed twenty-four (24) calendar months. Insurance benefits normally provided by the school board will be available only upon request for, and full premium payment by, the employee. Upon notification by the employee, or prior to the conclusion of the leave of absence, the Office of Personnel Services, in conjunction with the employee's physician, will determine if the employee is able to return to work. The employee will be assigned to the first available position for which the employee is qualified, provided that if more than one employee has given notice pursuant t o this paragraph, the unit member who has given notice at the earliest date will be assigned to the position in question.

E. If Family Medical Leave as described in the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 has not been fully utilized prior to initiating this long-term illness/injury leave, the initial weeks necessary to fully utilize Family Medical Leave shall be credited to said Family Leave.



Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: January 24, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: July 23, 2003