ARTICLE 17

Leave Because of Death in Family

  1. Employees may be absent from work for up to five (5) days, with pay, due to the death of a member of their immediate family to be taken within thirty (30) working days of the death. Such absences shall not be deducted from the employees' accumulated sick leave.
  2. Employees may be absent from work for one (1) day, with pay, on the day of the funeral of a near relative. Such an absence shall not be deducted from the employees' accumulated sick leave.
  3. The Superintendent may extend the period of absence, under Sections A and B above, with pay, as the situation may warrant.