Employees are divided into three groups for benefit purposes:
- Full-time Employees: employees who are scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week
- Permanent Part-time Employees: employees who are scheduled to work at least 20 and no more than 30 hours per week
- Part-time Employees: employees who are scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week
Full-time Employees will be provided health, dental and vision benefits as described in the current Employee Benefit Summary booklet. Permanent Part-time Employees are able to purchase health, dental and vision coverage at full cost to the employee. Part-time Employees are not eligible for health, dental or vision coverage.
Full-time Employees are provided disability insurance and $20,000 life insurance at no employee cost. Permanent Part-time Employees are provided disability insurance and $10,000 life insurance at no employee cost. Part-time Employees are not eligible for disability or life insurance.
Employees earn sick leave based on the number of hours they are scheduled to work per day. Employees may use sick leave for their own illness or injury.
- Employees in their first year of employment with Ballard will receive 10 days of sick leave.
- Employees in their second year of employment with Ballard will receive 11 days of sick leave.
- Employees in their third year of employment with Ballard will receive 12 days of sick leave.
- Employees in their fourth year of employment with Ballard will receive 13 days of sick leave.
- Employees in their fifth year of employment with Ballard will receive 14 days of sick leave.
- Employees who have completed five years of employment with Ballard will receive 15 days of sick leave.
In case of illness or accident which requires a member of an employee’s immediate family to be in communication with a licensed physician, the employee may be granted up to eight (8) days leave with pay, deducted from accumulated sick leave. Immediate family shall be limited to the employee’s spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild or grandparent. The eight (8) days shall not accumulate from year to year.
Personal Business Leave
Employees are provided two (2) personal business days per school year. These days cannot be taken as vacation and must be used for business matters that cannot be taken care of outside the normal work day. Two (2) days of this leave may be carried forward from one school year to the next, with a maximum of four (4) personal business leave days for any given year. Requests for personal business leave must be made through your supervisor with three days advance notice requested.
In the event of a death in the family of an employee (father, stepfather, mother, stepmother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, spouse, child, stepchild, sister, brother, legal dependent, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle, grandparent, grandchild, niece, nephew), the employee shall be granted a leave totaling as many days as necessary, but not more than five (5) days, with pay for attendance at the funeral and for other purposes directly arising out of said death. Bereavement leave will not be deducted from the employee’s accumulated sick leave. The employee shall be granted one (1) additional day per year, with pay, for attendance at the funeral of a person not listed above.
An employee required to serve as a juror must submit certification of service for time served. When released from duty, the employee must report to work for the remainder of the day. Pay received for jury service, except mileage and parking allowances, must be paid to the District.
Employees are allowed to request additional days of leave beyond the set standards. The Superintendent has the authority to grant additional days and these days will be deducted from the employee’s earned sick leave accumulation. Each request will be considered on an individual basis.
Employees may request extended leave without pay by submitting a written request to your supervisor. Each request will be considered on an individual basis.
A work “day” is equal to the number of scheduled hours of work for an employee on a given date. For example, a Permanent Part-time Employee normally scheduled to work 6.5 hours requests, and is approved, to take 1 day of sick leave for personal illness. This employee will be paid for 6.5 hours for the day using 1 day’s allotment of sick leave.