ARTICLE 24

Vacation Schedule (Support Staff)

  1. Full time 12 month employees employed on or before November 16, 2015, shall accrue vacation according to the following:
    1. Ten (10) workdays after one (1) full year of active employment.
    2. Fifteen (15) workdays after five (5) full years of active employment.
    3. Twenty (20) workdays after ten (10) full years of active employment.
    4. Twenty-five (25) workdays after fifteen (15) full years of active employment.
    Employees on unpaid leave are not considered in active employment. Vacation time is earned for time worked. Vacation time may be used in the year following the year it was accrued.
    Full time 12 month employees employed after November 16, 2015, shall accrue vacation according to the following:
    1. Ten (10) workdays after one (1) full year of active employment.
    2. Fifteen (15) workdays after seven (7) full years of active employment.
    3. Twenty (20) workdays after fifteen (15) full years of active employment.
    Employees on unpaid leave are not considered in active employment. Vacation time is earned for time worked. Vacation time may be used in the year following the year it was accrued.
  2. The year of employment for the purposes of this Agreement shall be considered as commencing July 1. Those employees who do have completed one (1) full year of service by July 1 shall receive a prorated number of vacation days
  3. Employees entitled to vacation may elect to split their vacation time into two (2) or more segments spread throughout the year.
  4. To assist the District in planning and assigning work, employees must submit vacation requests by March 1 for at least half of their earned vacation time for the upcoming school year.
    1. Supervisors will review the requests submitted and notify each employee by March 15 if their vacation request is not approved.
    2. Conflicts and scheduling problems shall be resolved on the basis of seniority within the given department subject to the needs of the School District such as the nature of the assignment, section workloads, and the number of individuals already approved to be on vacation.
    3. Vacation requests submitted after March 1 will be decided on a first-come first- serve basis depending upon the needs of the School District.
    4. mployees will be notified within two weeks if their vacation request is not approved.
    5. The employee may change the dates requested by informing his/her supervisor a minimum of 2 weeks in advance or less at the supervisor's discretion.
  5. To take two (2) or more consecutive vacation days that were not previously requested, the employee must give notice as indicated below and receive supervisory approval. Vacation time requested with less than the required notice will be approved at the discretion of the employee's immediate supervisor.
    • 2-4 vacation days - 1 week notice
    • 5 or more vacation days - 2 weeks notice
    Employees who want to take a single vacation day that was not previously requested must report the absence in AESOP a minimum of 2 hours in advance of his/her designated starting time.
  6. The district recognizes the value of vacation time and will make a concerted effort to provide coverage as needed so employees may take vacation time. Employees will forfeit any unused vacation time not used by June 30.
  7. Employees moved from one category of employment to another shall have their years of employment considered for purposes of computing the number of days.