Currently school employees must use their accumulated sick leave to take off for a religious holiday that is not a State recognized religious holiday.
House Bill 173 allows for 2 floating holidays per school year that would not fall within a State recognized religious holiday. The 2 floating holidays are not to be considered part of the employee’s sick leave and cannot be accumulated.
The building administrator must approve the request to be absent for a floating holiday but cannot ask the reason for the request. A request may only be denied if school operational requirements cannot be met.
|HOUSE BILL 173 – Allowing School Employees to use sick leave to take unrecognized religious holidays||Currrent Status – House Education 6/1/23|
|House Sponsors – Moore, Wilson-Anton||Senate Sponsors – Sturgeon|
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