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Employee Leave

Employees who expect to be absent for more than 5 days because of personal or family illness must contact Marsha Stuard and view our page regarding FMLA for additional information that will be required.

Employees needing to request days off (less than 5 days) would need to submit a Discretionary Leave Request Form to their supervisor for approval. Please review the Discretionary Leave Calendar when requesting days off.

All employees who are absent are required to use some type of leave as outlined in the employee handbook.

Auxiliary Unpaid Extended Leave

If eligible, Unpaid Extended Leave is available after all state leave days have been exhausted. An eligible employee shall be granted a maximum of 20 days of unpaid extended leave in a school year.

An employee shall be eligible for unpaid extended leave when:

  • The employee has been employed by the District for at least 12 months
  • The employee serves in a position that is not eligible for paid local leave; and
  • Either the circumstances of the employee's service with the District or the reason for the absence prevents the employee from qualifying for FMLA leave.


FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. Employees that require FMLA or have questions should contact Marsha Stuard in benefits for details on eligibility, requirements, and limitations.
 An employee shall submit medical certification of the need for leave if: 

  1. The employee is absent more than five (5) consecutive workdays because of personal illness or illness in the immediate family;
  2. The District requires medical certification due to a questionable pattern of absences or when deemed necessary by the supervisor or Superintendent;
  3. The employee requests family and medical leave for the employee’s serious health condition or that of a spouse, parent, or child; or
  4. The employee requests family and medical leave for military caregiver purposes. In each case, medical certification shall be made by a health-care provider as defined by the FMLA. 

If you know you are going to be out for a period of time, you are required to contact Rose Arias regarding payroll and Carmen Trevino regarding your benefit premiums.

Sick Bank

The purpose of the Sick Leave Bank is to provide paid sick leave days in addition to state and local leave days when a Member has already exhausted his/her individual leave, but is unable to perform the duties of their position due to an eligible extended illness or condition, as identified in these guidelines.

Sick Bank Eligibility 

All professional or para-professional personnel of New Caney ISD who are in an allocated budgetary position (FTE), and who are eligible to earn at least one (1) local leave day prior to the last day of December in any year, are eligible to be members of the Employee Sick Bank.

Sick Bank FAQ