The Monroe City School Board shall grant a leave of absence to any regularly employed person of the school system who has been called to serve jury duty, or subpoenaed to serve as a witness in a court proceeding, including depositions, on school business.  Such leave shall be granted for the period of time required to serve such jury duty without loss of sick, emergency, or personal leave.  Jury duty shall not be deemed to interrupt service accumulated toward sabbatical leave.


Employees shall be required to return to work sites immediately upon release by the courts.


All legal matters requiring an employee's presence (i.e. deposition, hearing, etc.) not in connection with the employee's official duties shall be charged against the employee's sick leave or annual leave (if applicable).


Anyone serving on jury duty shall receive his/her regular salary less any compensation he/she receives as a juror.  Said employee shall be responsible for submitting verification of call or subpoena for jury duty and reporting any compensation received as juror to the Superintendent or designee to be eligible to receive leave for jury duty.  Any employee abusing said leave shall be subject to disciplinary action.


The amount of remuneration received by an employee for serving as juror shall be reported by the employee in writing to the Superintendent or his/her designee within five (5) days of receipt of remuneration.  An adjustment to the employee's salary shall be made by the School Board accounting office as soon as possible thereafter.  Failure to report remuneration received within the listed time shall be cause for deduction from the employee's salary for the days absent.


Teachers authorized to serve jury duty must leave lesson plans for the substitutes with their principal.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:1210


Monroe City School Board