From time to time, employees need to be absent from work, whether for a few hours, several weeks, or somewhere in between. The district, state, and federal government provide various kinds of leave to accommodate these situations; some types of leave are dependent on an employee’s hire date, job title, or employment status. 

    Leave is provided for employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week, and who are required to contribute to the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS).

    This page is a quick-reference summary of the types of leave and how to use each of them. Leave is governed by DSISD Policy DEC Local and DEC Legal. More detailed procedures and descriptions can be found in the DSISD Employee Handbook ("Leaves and Absences" section), and the DSISD HR Procedures Manual.

    Click below to read about different types of leaves and absences.