Chapter Two: Personnel

Procedure Title: Educational Leave
Based On: Board Policy 3
Procedure Number: 2.14 
Date Adopted/Revised: April 29, 2001; November 21, 2006; May 15, 2007

Educational leave may be granted with or without pay, to pursue a regular full-time course of instruction, provided that doing so benefits the College, and provided the President approves the application.

  1. Conditions

    1. The employee will retain all of the rights held in the position at the time leave was granted, including the right to reinstatement to that position or a comparable position on return.

    2. On return, the employee will be expected to continue to work for the College for a period at least twice the length of the course of training or the total investment value paid by the College to complete the training, or as required by state statute.

    3. If the employee does not remain with the College for the agreed-upon period, they will be required to pay the College the total cost or a proportionate share of the cost of the out service training and any compensation paid during the training period.

  2. Contract A written contract will be drawn up setting forth the terms of leave and expected return date, to be signed by the employee and the President before taking educational leave.

  3. Compensation Payments for the cost of training (to include such costs as tuition, fees, books and transportation) may be made only if the funds have been specifically approved by the President.