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Big Sandy ADD gives holiday time off to all employees on the following holidays:

* New Year's Day (January 1)

* Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)

* Veterans Day (November 11)

* Good Friday (1/2 day ((Equals 3.5 hours)) on the Friday before Easter)

* Memorial Day (last Monday in May)

* Independence Day (July 4)

* Labor Day (first Monday in September)

* Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)

* Christmas (December 25)

In addition, three (3) paid holidays shall be granted, one each in association with the Thanksgiving holiday, the Christmas holiday and New Year's holiday. These three holidays may be scheduled at the discretion of each staff member with his or her team leader.

We provide holiday time off with pay to eligible employees immediately upon assignment to an eligible employment classification. If you are eligible for paid holidays, your holiday pay will be calculated on your straight-time base rate as of that holiday multiplied by the number of hours you would normally have worked on that day. Employees in the following employment classifications are eligible for paid holiday time off:

* Regular full-time employees

* Regular part-time employees

To be paid for a holiday, an eligible employee must work both the last scheduled work day immediately preceding the holiday and the first scheduled day immediately following the holiday unless approved annual leave is taken. Any employee who calls in sick the day before or the day after a holiday, without a written doctors excuse, will not be paid for the holiday.

A recognized holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday. A recognized holiday that falls on a Sunday will be observed on the following Monday.

If a recognized holiday falls during an eligible employee's paid absence (such as vacation or sick leave), holiday pay will be provided instead of the paid time off benefit that would otherwise have applied.

The District recognizes that some employees may wish to observe other days consistent with their cultural and religious traditions. A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate such requests.

Policy No.  305  Issued  9/1/2007  Applicable  6/21/2007

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