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Requesting Sick Leave 

Lafayette Parish School Board employees hired for the school year or longer shall be granted a minimum of ten (10) days’ absence per year because of personal illness or other emergencies without loss of pay.  Such full-time employees shall be granted sick leave per year as follows.

  1. Employed less than 3 years: 1 day for each month worked.
  2. Employed more than 3 years but less than 10 years: 1.25 days for each month worked.
  3. Employed 10 or more years: 1.5 days for each month worked.

Only time accrued as an employee with regular full-time status shall be considered when awarding days from this schedule.          

The minimum of ten (10) days of sick leave for an employee shall be conditioned on the employee beginning work at the beginning of the school year.  In the case of an employee beginning work in the first month of the school year, ten days of sick leave shall be allowed.  If an employee begins work in the second month of the school year, nine days of sick leave shall be allowed, and the number of days of sick leave shall continue to be prorated for an employee who begins work until the eighth month of the school year, when only three days of sick leave shall be allowed. 

Sick leave, when not used, shall be allowed to accumulate to the credit of the employee without limitation.  However, upon initial employment, an employee shall not be allowed any sick leave until he or she reports for duty and actually performs work.

An employee who is absent for six (6) or more consecutive days shall be required to present a certificate from a physician certifying such absence by the seventh day of absence. The School Board reserves the right to require verification of illness of any person who is absent eight (8) or more days in a month or fourteen (14) days in one year.

For sick leave purposes, immediate family includes the employee's spouse and spouse's parents, children and children's spouse, siblings and siblings spouse, parents, grandparents, grandchildren (all including step-relations) or a person living and being cared for under the same roof as that of the employee.  

The School Board shall permit employees to take up to ninety (90) days of extended sick leave in each six-year period of employment which may be used for a medical necessity at any time the employee has no remaining regular sick leave balance. All decisions relative to the granting of extended sick leave shall be made by the Superintendent. Any employee on extended sick leave shall be paid sixty-five percent (65%) of the salary paid at the time extended sick leave begins.  


Family Medical Leave Act

Lafayette Parish School System recognizes that during an employee's career, circumstances may arise that require prolonged or intermittent absence from work due to medical reasons. LPSS provides family and medical leave, guaranteed to eligible employees, per federal law.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides employees the right to take a leave of absence for personal family medical reasons and / or military leave while maintaining job protection. FMLA eligibility is dependent upon an employee having worked 1250 hours in the last 12 months and having been employed at LPSS for at least a year.

An employee may start the application process for Family Medical Leave by completing the below sick Leave request forms.  


Sick Leave Request Forms

Maternity Leave

Sick Leave Bank

LPSS Board Policies

 Your Rights Under FMLA

  • Employee Rights Under FMLA / WH-1420

Steps for Requesting Sick leave:

  1. Submit to - Insurance Department / / (337) 521-7064
  2. You will receive approval or denial via post office notification