The board of education will provide up to three (3) days leave with pay for each bereavement in the immediate family of an employee. Such leave must be approved by the principal and the superintendent.
If the employee has to be absent for a funeral other than immediate family, the absence will be charged to emergency leave. If additional time is needed because of travel or other special considerations, a request may be submitted; and, if approved by the principal and superintendent, the time will be charged to sick leave.
Immediate family is defined as the employee's spouse, parent or guardian, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, or each similar relationship as established by marriage; or a person residing in the same household as the employee.