The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board shall grant military leave to employees of the Board upon proper submission of an application for such leave.  Leave with pay for military purposes shall be granted when leave is not to exceed fifteen (15) days in one calendar year.  Leave without pay shall be granted when leave is for more than fifteen (15).  All requests for military leave shall be presented to the Board for approval and must be accompanied by proper documents attesting to call to duty.


An employee on extended military leave (longer than fifteen (15) days) may be required to apply for reinstatement of his/her former position within thirty (30) days after end of leave; the employee shall then be reinstated at the salary then in force in the salary schedule.  The Board may transfer the employee to a position of like seniority, status and pay, if in the opinion of the Board, such action is beneficial to the school system.


An employee shall not lose salary schedule advancement and shall receive step increases corresponding to the time spent in military service upon resumption of employment with the Board. Any tenure rights which any employee may have acquired prior to military leave shall not be affected.




According to the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and the Military Relief Act, a teacher may use any amount or combination of annual, paid or compensatory leave.  In the event that a teacher is called to active duty because of an official national military conflict or war, the teacher shall remain eligible for credit with the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL).  To support and show appreciation of teachers defending the United States of America, the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board agrees to pay the teacher’s retirement contribution and the Board’s contribution when a teacher is on active duty.  Payment shall be made on the first anniversary of return to his/her position with St. John the Baptist Parish schools.



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:1215, 42:394, 42:401, 42:402, 42:403

Board minutes, 6-17-76, 9-21-78, 4-3-03


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board