Frequently Asked Questions


    What are hardship days?  

    Hardship days are non-cumulative from year to year and will be paid at one-half of the employee's daily rate of pay for each day of hardship leave taken.

    Important facts about hardship days:

    Full time employees are eligible for up to 10 hardship days in any school year 

    • All available paid leave days have been exhausted including State, Local and Vacation 
    • A full time employee with at least 90 days of full time service
    • Hardship days can be awarded in full or half day increments 
    • A hardship day is paid at one-half of the employee's daily rate for each day of of hardship leave
    • 18 days must be worked in the school year before hardship days can be paid
    • Hardship paperwork must be submitted within 60 days from the date of the absence

     For what reasons can I apply for hardship?

    • Your health issue
    • For the health issues of a spouse/parent/child
    • For bereavement of a spouse/parent/child


    Who is the contact person for hardship?

    Tony Saldivar in the Benefits Office processes hardship requests. She can be reached at 469-948-8103 or at Her fax number is 972-350-9359.

    How do I apply for hardship days?

    Complete a Hardship Leave form and send it to Tony Salvidar in the Benefits Office along with documentation for the absence. Acceptable documentation is a doctor note or proof of a doctor appointment or test. The form can be found here.

    How much will be deducted each day? 

    One-half of the employee's daily rate of pay for each day of hardship leave taken.