The board of education shall provide not more than three (3) days each year for emergency leave. These days shall not be chargeable to sick leave and will be noncumulative. The term emergency should be construed to mean a situation or occurrence of a serious nature, developing suddenly and unexpectedly, and demanding immediate attention. Emergency leave will be granted at the discretion of the principal or designee. The school district will pay the substitute's salary.
The board of education may grant leave with pay not to exceed fifteen (15) working days to an employee who is affected by a presidentially declared national disaster in Oklahoma after May 1, 1999, if:
1. The employee suffered a physical injury as a result of the disaster;
2. A relative or household member of the employee suffered a physical injury or died as a result of the disaster; or
3. The domicile of the employee or the domicile of a relative of the employee was damaged or destroyed as a result of the disaster.
REFERENCE: 70 O.S. §6-104
70 O.S. §6-104.7
NOTE: 70 O.S. §6-104 allows emergency leave to be granted at the discretion of the board. However, the board may not provide more than five days.