Leaves of Absence
Your rights to access leave time are found in the Collective Agreement Section G - Leaves of Absence.
Applying for Leaves
To apply for leaves, go to sd61.bc.ca, click on Staff link in the top right hand corner of the home page. Once in staffing portal, click on Leave Intentions. Follow the prompts to complete the online form. SD61 Online Leave Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Maternity and Parental Leaves
THE GVTA STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU TAKE YOUR MATERNITY/PARENTAL LEAVE USING THE 'EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT' CLAUSE OF THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT so that you can determine your leave end date.
The Employment Standards clause is superior because: a) it allows you to choose your end date within a one year time frame, and b) it is a short-term leave and you must be reassigned to your same position whenever possible.
Statutory leaves agreement
The GVTA and the District have signed an agreement in relation to teachers applying for temporary positions who will be or are already on a statutory leave (such as pregnancy or parental leave). Applying for Temporary Positions While on Maternity Leave