Long-Term Professional Growth Leave  P-9237 

9200     COMPENSATION AND SCHEDULE
9230     Leaves and Absences                                                                         

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1.0 Purpose of Long-Term Professional Growth Leave - Management

1.1 Upon recommendation of the Chancellor, the Board may grant a leave to management employees for purposes which will benefit the District and enhance the management abilities of the employee. Such leaves may include, but are not limited to, study, training program, educational improvement, research or other activity necessary to respond to changing educational conditions and student needs. (Education Code §  87764 and § 88190)

1.2 Such leaves shall not be granted for the purpose of accepting gainful employment.

1.3 Generally, the leave will be granted for not less than one (1) semester nor more than two (2) consecutive semesters. No combination of Long-Term Professional Growth Leave and Short-Term Professional Growth Leave or vacation shall be granted.

2.0 Service and Compensation During Leave

2.1 The employee may be granted full compensation for one (1) semester or one-half salary for one (1) year for such leaves. The employee shall sign an agreement to repay the District a proportionate amount of the compensation received during a leave if the employee chooses to leave District employment less than one year following completion of the leave.

2.2 Recipients of Long-Term Professional Growth leave may receive grants, stipends and honoraria from other agencies or educational institutions when temporary employment is part of a training program.

2.3 An employee granted such a leave shall retain all District granted benefits in force.

2.4 The Chancellor is authorized to provide substitute coverage during such leaves.

3.0 Reinstatement After Leave

3.1 Upon returning to the District from such leave, the employee shall return to the former position, or a position of the same classification held before taking the leave.

3.2 Personnel on Long-Term Professional Growth Leave must notify the District of their intentions to return to District employment at least ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of such leave.

3.3 Such leaves shall not be deemed a break in continuity of service.

4.0 Purpose of Long-Term Professional Growth Leave - Confidential Employees

4.1 Upon recommendation of the Chancellor, the Board may grant a leave to confidential employees for purposes which will benefit the District and enhance the abilities of the employee. Such leaves may include, but are not limited to, study, temporary employment as part of a training program, educational improvement, research or other activity necessary to respond to changing educational conditions and student needs. (Education Code § 88190)

4.2 Such leaves shall not be granted for the purpose of accepting other permanent employment.

4.3 Generally, the leave will be granted for not less than one (1) semester nor more than three (3) consecutive semesters. No combination of Long-Term Professional Growth Leave and Short-Term Professional Growth Leave or vacation shall be granted.

5.0 Service and Compensation During Leave

5.1 The confidential employee may be granted up to one-half salary for such leaves. If salary is to be granted, a service agreement with the District, as required in the Education Code, must be signed. (Education Code § 87770)

5.2 Recipients of Long-Term Professional Growth Leave may receive compensation from other agencies or school districts when temporary employment is part of a training program.

5.3 An employee granted such a leave without pay may keep the District health insurance benefits in force as provided in the plans by paying the monthly premiums and costs to the District during the leave.

5.4 The Chancellor is authorized to provide substitute coverage during such leaves.

6.0 Reinstatement After Leave

6.1 Upon returning to the District from such leave, the employee shall return to the former position, or a position of the same classification held before taking the leave.

6.2 Personnel on Long-Term Professional Growth Leave must notify the District of their intentions to return to District employment at least ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of such leave.

6.3 Such leaves shall not be deemed a break in continuity of service.


Policy Adopted:           1/4/78
Policy Revised:            2/18/81; 6/16/82; 7/5/89; 12/9/98
Policy Reviewed:
Adm. Regulation:         R-9237

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