All teachers must apply for a leave of absence using the Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS). This system will be used to process requests for maternity leaves, restoration of health leaves, health sabbatical leaves and non-medical leaves. Your school's designated leave secretary also now has access to SOLAS to verify timekeeping. For more information, see the DOE’s SOLAS FAQ.
Please note that if you wish to take a leave of absence from your school, you must also take a leave of absence from your university coursework. Please click "Contact Us" in the upper right hand corner if you intend to apply for a leave of absence.
Teachers must provide acceptable documentation by a physician or other health care provider for their own serious health condition or the serious health condition of a covered family member within fifteen (15) calendar days of the request for leave, where practicable. Please see Personnel Memorandum No. 54, 1995-1996 for further information.
This form is used by all pedagogues to apply for medical certification for absence up to 20 consecutive school days, for requests to borrow sick days and for excuse of absence due to children’s diseases. Rules and instructions are on Page 2.