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Employees of the Avoyelles Parish School Board shall be expected and required to report to their designated work locations in the prescribed manner and at the prescribed time work activity is to commence.  Employees shall also be expected to remain at work for the entire work period excluding any rest and meal periods permitted.  Tardiness, unexpected absence, or failure to report to work as scheduled may result in disciplinary action.  In cases of anticipated absence or where the employee cannot report to work as scheduled, the employee shall notify his/her supervisor as soon as possible after the employee becomes aware that he/she will be absent from work.  Continual absence by the employee shall be conveyed to the employee’s supervisor on a regular basis.  The frequency of contact that may be required shall be determined by the supervisor.


Violations of this policy by an employee of the Avoyelles Parish School Board shall be handled in accordance with the Board's policies and procedures and shall be grounds for disciplinary action.




The Avoyelles Parish School Board shall require all personnel to follow the school calendar and holiday schedule, during the school term.  The Superintendent, with the approval of the Avoyelles Parish School Board shall establish office hours and work schedules outside the normal school calendar as necessary.  Normal business hours shall be officially designated as 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the central office.  Normal business hours for all schools shall begin at 8:00 a.m. and end fifteen (15) minutes after the official closing time of the school.


Principals and the administrative staff should be in their buildings ahead of pupils or teachers, and should remain in their buildings until pupils and teachers have gone from school.  Principals who leave their buildings for any purpose, other than attendance at civic clubs, principals' meetings, going to the administrative offices of the School Board, or other routine business affairs connected with the schools shall secure prior approval of the Superintendent for such absence.


All teachers shall report for duty at 8:00 a.m. and record their time of arrival on the form provided.  This form shall indicate absences and tardiness by each teacher, and be reported to the Superintendent by the principal at the close of each payroll period.  All teachers are urged to use whatever time is available between the dismissal of students and of their dismissal to plan and prepare for the following day's instructions.




No teacher or other employee shall leave the school campus or work location without having first obtained permission from the principal/building administrator or designee.  Teachers shall be required to sign out, stating the reason for leaving school.  Upon returning, the teacher shall sign back in and note the time of his/her return.  An employee's immediate supervisor may authorize an absence during the business day.  The Superintendent or designee must grant permission for a period of one day or more.


Teachers and staff members are not permitted to go home or leave the school campus for lunch unless there is a certificate presented from a physician attesting to a special diet or other special need of the teacher or staff member.


Reporting Absences


All absences reported by the immediate supervisor shall be recorded and counted toward an employee's leave time. 


Unauthorized Leave


Any employee who is absent from work and who has not received an authorized leave shall be considered on unauthorized leave.


Any employee on unauthorized leave shall receive no pay for those days which constituted the unauthorized leave and shall be subject to dismissal and/or other disciplinary actions.




If an employee is absent for ten (10) or more days without explanation or approved leave, the School Board may consider the job as abandoned and the employee terminated, unless the employee can provide acceptable and verifiable evidence of extenuating circumstances, as determined by the Superintendent. 


Revised:  September 4, 2012



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:1186, 17:1201, 17:1202, 17:1203, 17:1204, 17:1206, 17:1208, 17:1208.1

Board minutes, 9-1-70, 9-4-12


Avoyelles Parish School Board