33-4. Bereavement Leave

In addition to the provisions of Board Rule 4-14(b), whenever the absence of a bargaining unit employee is caused by the death of the teacher’s parent, spouse, spouse’s parent, domestic partner, domestic partner’s parent, child, brother, sister or grandparent, such employee shall be paid the basic salary for the number of days absent from the date of death to the date the employee returns to work provided that the number of days shall not exceed ten days with the last five being applied against accumulated allowable sick leave. The BOARD shall allow bereavement days to be taken non-consecutively provided that they are taken in no more than two installments within one month of the date of death.