Time-Off Information

Time-Off Benefit Explanation

Personal Leave Days:

  • Employees earn 3 personal days and may use to up 5 personal days every school year
    • 196 contracts earn 3.125 personal days and 206 contracts earn 3.25 a year.
  • Personal days may not be taken within the first 5 or the last 5 days students are in school and during the first 4 contract days prior to the first day of school or during parent/teacher conferences except under conditions outlined in the Employee Leave Policy.
    • For the Licensed policy click here, for the ESP policy click here.
  • Personal Leave may not be taken the day before and/or after a holiday, except for reasons outlined in the Employee Leave Policy or if you apply and are accepted in the Holiday Option Lottery.
    • For the Licensed policy click here, for the ESP policy click here.
  • An employee who wishes to take a personal leave day before or after a holiday and does not wish to either pay the cost of the long-term substitute (Licensed) or lose 40 percent of a day’s pay (ESP), must make the request through the Human Resource Department during the Holiday Request window at https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/depts/hr/time-off/holiday-option-lottery/   Prior notification must be given to the principal or supervisor at least one day in advance of the request for leave.
    • HR will notify you of the outcome of the Lottery and will let you know whether or not you are able to use your personal day before/after a holiday without paying the $110 fee.
    • Contact Paulette Takata at paulette.takata@canyonsdistrict.org if you should need assistance.
  • Any days used before and/or after a holiday without the Holiday Option Lottery or an exception outlined in the Employee Leave Policy will be charged a fee of $110

Family Sick & Sick Days

  • At the beginning of each school year, employees obtain a new set of Family Sick Days to use. How many days allocated is dependent upon your longevity with the district.
    • Click here to view leave allocation for Licensed employees and here for leave allocation for ESP employees.
  • Sick days are accrued when an employee has Family Sick days that were unused at the end of the school year.
  • Family Sick days can be used at any time for family members or the employee. 
  • Sick days can be used anytime but only for the employees use.
    • Absence/Attendance Incentive is a District bonus paid on the last payday on July 31 when 2 or fewer sick, family sick, or personal days are taken and you have worked 100% of a contract year.
      • It is available to contracted Teachers and ESP Employees, not to Administrators or hourly ESP Employees.
      • This Incentive was temporarily suspended for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school year.

Alternative Leave:

  • If you use an Alternative Leave day you will be charged a fee of $110
  • Alternative Leave may not be used during parent/teacher conferences, on a contract day prior to the first day of school, or during the first 5 or last 5 days of the school year.
  • Alternative Leave is not accrued year to year and everyone employee is given 1 each school year.

Vacation Days:

Vacation days are only given to employees (Licensed and ESP) working on a 242 or 245 contract. They may be used at any time without penalty.

  • Click here to view leave allocation for Licensed employees and here for leave allocation for ESP employees.

FMLA & Sick Bank

  • If you have a medical need requiring you to miss more than five (5) consecutive days of work you need to apply for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) click here to obtain the appropriate forms. Email Ken.Anderson@canyonsdistrict.org for more information on FMLA.
  • Sick Bank – you are automatically enrolled in the Employee Funded Sick Bank unless you submit the Employee Funded Sick Bank Opt Out Form that is submitted via your district email at the beginning of each school year.  Sick Bank takes one Sick Day from enrolled employees and applies that day to a bank that can be accessed when additional sick time is needed.  Sick bank days are requested and approved through HR.  See POLICY 410.4 – EMPLOYEE LEAVE (LICENSED) for details.

Absence/Attendance Incentive Info:

The Absence/Attendance Incentive is a bonus given when 2 or fewer sick, family sick, or personal days are taken and you have worked 100% of a contract year.

  • It is available to contracted Teachers and ESP Employees, not to Administrators or hourly ESP Employees.
  • Employees receive this bonus on the July 31st payday.
  • See the payroll department page for more information
  • The Incentive was temporarily suspended for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school year.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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