(a) A probationary or permanent employee may, at his or her election, use any days of absence for illness or injury earned pursuant to Section 45191 in cases of personal necessity, including any of the following:
(1) Death of a member of his or her immediate family when additional leave is required beyond that provided in Section 45194 and that provided, in addition thereto, as a right by the governing board.
(2) Accident, involving his or her person or property, or the person or property of a member of his or her immediate family.
(3) Appearance in any court or before any administrative tribunal as a litigant, party, or witness under subpoena or any order made with jurisdiction.
(4) Other reasons that the governing board may prescribe.
(b) The governing board of each school district shall adopt rules and regulations requiring and prescribing the manner of proof of personal necessity for the purpose of this section. The adopted rules and regulations may not require an employee to secure advance permission for leave taken for the purposes specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a). Earned leave in excess of seven days may not be used in any school year for the purposes enumerated in this section, except if either of the following conditions exist:
(1) A maximum number of days in excess of seven is specified for that purpose in an agreement between the exclusive representative of the employees and the school district.
(2) If there is no exclusive representative of the employees, the governing board of the school district, by resolution, adopts a policy allowing earned leave in excess of seven days to be used in any school year for the purposes enumerated in this section.
(c) Authorized necessity leave shall be deducted from sick leave earned under the exemption of Section 45191.
(d) "Immediate family" has the same meaning as in Section 45194.
(e) This section applies to districts that have adopted the merit system in the same manner and effect as if it were a part of Article 6 (commencing with Section 45240) and to school districts that may be exempted from Section 45191.
(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 843, Sec. 2.)
Education Code 45191
Education Code 45194
Education Code 45240