Employee Leave Information

Employees who expect to be absent for more than 5 days for personal or family illness, or who will need maternity or adoption leave, or who will miss at least 1 day for military duty, must be assigned leave benefits by the Leave Specialist located in the DeSoto ISD Human Resources Department. Employees or their supervisors should report these absences in advance via TEAMS or as soon as possible after the absence begins. 

Leave Forms:

Absence from Duty/ Absence Request Form
DeSoto ISD Basic Leave Entitlement

If you have worked for the district for more than 12 months, you may qualify for unpaid, job protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. 
FMLA Fact Sheet 
FMLA Overview 
FMLA Rights & Responsibilities 

Please have your doctor complete this medical certification for your own personal illness or pregnancy.
FMLA WH-380E

If you are requiring leave to care for a spouse, child or parent, please have their doctor complete this information:
FMLA WH-381F

Once you have exhausted all available paid leave and experience 5 unpaid days, if you have experienced a catastrophic life event you may request sick pool from the district with the paperwork below:
Sick Pool Leave Policy 
Sick Pool Physician Statement

All above documents must be submitted to HR Leave Office or by confidential fax line: (972) 441-2536.

Once each request has been received the Leave Office will provide official leave designation within 5 business days.
For additional questions or appointment email: leaveinfo@desotoisd.org