Leave & Absences
Mansfield ISD offers employees a variety of leave of absence options in times of personal or medical leave.
Employees must follow district procedures to report or request any leave of absence and complete the appropriate leave request form.
Any employee who is absent more than five consecutive workdays because of a personal or family illness must submit a medical certification from a qualified health care provider. In the case of extended personal illness, the employee must provide a fitness for duty certification upon the employee’s return to work.
Please note, if an employee is out on protective leave, Family Medical Leave (FMLA) and/or Temporary Disability Leave (TDL), they should not be performing any job-related duties. Communication should be limited to the scope of passing on institutional knowledge or providing closure on completed assignments. Teachers cannot be required to prepare lesson plans any further in advance than if they were not taking leave. This includes responding to work-related emails and attending work-related events (i.e. field day, staff development, staff meetings, open house events, etc.)