Local Sick Leave
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  • Requires medical certification after 5 days or a questionable pattern of absences because of a personal or family illness

  • Illness of employee

  • Illness of immediate family

  • Family emergency

  • Death of employee’s immediate family

  • Birth or adoption

  • Extended leave for 10 days after paid leave exhausted (you must apply for this and please refer to the section Extended Sick Leave in DEC (LOCAL) for further clarification)

  • Requires release to return to work 

  • Unused Local Sick Leave at the end of the contract year will roll they and are not transferrable to other school districts  



Please refer to DEC (LOCAL) and DEC (LEGAL) on the Northwest ISD internet for further information