• Types of Leave Requests-FAQ’S

    Family Medical Leave Eligibility, do I qualify? (DECA Legal Policy)

    To be eligible for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, you must have worked for Allen ISD for at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours in the 12 months before the leave begins, and be employed at a worksite at which Allen ISD employs at least 50 Allen ISD employees within a 75-mile radius.

    What does Family Medical Leave Cover?

    Family Medical Leave allows you to be off for a maximum of 12 work weeks due to a qualifying event.

    Will I be paid during my Family Medical Leave?

     Family Medical Leave is unpaid leave and runs concurrent with the use of earned leave, extended leave (if meets eligibility requirements-DEC Local Policy), and sick leave pool (if meets eligibility requirements-DEC Local Policy).

    Will I have to use my leave days first?

    You must substitute any accrued, unused paid leave or temporary disability leave, if applicable, during your otherwise unpaid FML covered absence.  Allen ISD requires you to use FML leave concurrently with paid leave and with temporary disability leave, if applicable.  Once all earned leave is exhausted, you will be docked for any remaining days absent.

    What if I don’t qualify for Family Medical Leave?

    The district offers two types of leave for employees that do not meet the qualifications of Family Medical Leave.  Temporary Disability Leave and Non Qualifying Leave. 

    What is Temporary Disability Leave?

    Any full time employee whose position requires educator certification by the State Board for Educator Certification or by the District shall be eligible for Temporary Disability Leave (DEC Local Policy).  This is for the employee’s own medical condition.

    What is Non-Qualifying Leave?

    Any employee that does not meet the qualifications of Family Medical Leave or Temporary Disability Leave may request leave for a maximum of 30 consecutive work days, per school year for either personal or family illness.  Non-Qualifying Leave cannot be taken intermittently.

    What do I need to do to request any of these types of leave? 

    Employees who expect to be absent for extended period of time exceeding five consecutive days should call the Director of Employee Services in Human Resources for information on applicable leave benefits.

    Revised 7-24-17