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Old 11-10-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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I agree with ZipLine. Get hired...find out the district's policy...then make the request.

Be aware that some districts have policies to not allow absences on the days that are contiguous with a vacation. That is true in my district. The actual implementation of that rule is that the teacher writes a nice note to the superintendent explaining why they must take these particular days as a "once in a lifetime" situation, and the superintendent grants permission.

We are only allowed a certain number of "personal" days, so if that number is exceeded, the leave will be without pay. You may not want to use up every single personal day on this trip, in case (God forbid) you might need to use one later for some pressing purpose.

Just a few thoughts...be sure you know the district policy before you ask for the favor, so you know what the "worst case" might be.

Be aware that ordinarily, the district would expect you to take your vacations during times that school is on vacation. Most people manage to do this most of the time...but you have a unique situation!
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