Frequently Asked Questions

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    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?

    Heather Feeney in the Benefits Office processes hardship requests. She can be reached at 469-948-8073 or at feeneyh@lisd.net. Her fax number is 972-350-9359.

    How do I apply for hardship days?

    Complete a Leave of Absence Request form and send it to Heather Feeney 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.