The Bossier Parish School Board shall grant a leave of absence to any regularly employed person of the school system who has been called to serve on a federal, state, or district petit, grand or trial jury, or subpoenaed to serve as a witness in a court proceeding, including depositions, on School Board 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.


An employee requesting leave for jury duty shall follow the same procedures for requesting professional leave.  Said employee shall be responsible for submitting verification of call or subpoena for jury duty. 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 personal leave or annual leave (if applicable).


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


Bossier Parish School Board