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Bereavement

An absence due to a death in your immediate family is classified as a "non-attendance day," -- you receive full pay and it is not deducted from your Cumulative Absence Record (CAR). If your parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, spouse or domestic partner, or parent of spouse or domestic partner or any relative or step-relative should die and are members of your personal household, you are granted the day of death plus the next three calendar days (excluding weekends and holidays, but not beyond the ninth calendar day from the day of death). The superintendent may grant additional time with appropriate documentation.

You may be granted an excused non-attendance of no more than one day to attend the funeral of a niece, nephew, aunt or uncle who is not a member of your personal household or the funeral of a spouse's or domestic partner's brother, sister, son, daughter, nephew, niece, uncle or aunt who is not a member of your personal household.

For the funerals of others, you may apply for an excused absence without pay.

Your school secretary can provide you with the forms and documentation required for these absences.

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