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The following leaves with pay will be provided to all full-time regular employees. Part-time regular employees will receive these leaves on a pro rata basis. Please refer to Board Policies GCBDA and GDBDA for the complete District Policies regarding leaves and absences.

Leaves & Absences

Catastrophic Paid Days off Bank

The Lee’s Summit School District has established a Catastrophic Paid Days Off (PDO) Bank. This bank is designed to ensure that those
most in need during a period of catastrophic illness of their own or of their immediate family would have paid leave available. It is not the intent to ensure protection from all situations, but instead to assist in catastrophic situations. Regardless of an employee’s
application to the Catastrophic PDO Bank, an employee may be eligible for FMLA or STML.
The bank is administered by the District’s Human Resources Department. The bank’s resources come from initial and continuing
contributions of PDO/PTO’s made by all members to the bank. Human Resources then disperses, based upon proper submission and
proper medical evidence, days of PDO/PTO’s to bank members. Members who receive days do not have to repay the bank. The bank
operates much like a long-term disability insurance plan, whereby the insured pays annual premiums for a benefit which, hopefully,
need never be collected.
Human Resources does everything in its power to give full and fair consideration to each request, however, the burden of complying
with the bank’s rules and providing sufficient medical evidence of disability lies entirely with the member. Again, remember that
individual employees may be eligible for FMLA or STML while not qualifying for Catastrophic PDO pay.