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Article 12 – Holidays and Vacations


12.1 Holidays

Holidays observed by the San Francisco Unified School District by miscellaneous employees are those established by the Board of Education:

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day (or substitution thereof)
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Autumn (Thanksgiving) Recess (substitution for Admission Day)
  • Christmas Holiday
  • New Year’s Holiday
  • Martin Luther King Jr’ Observance
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day

12.1.1 Regular employees of the District who are not normally assigned to duty during the Winter Recess period shall be paid for the December 25 and/or January 1 holidays provided they were in paid status the day before or the day after said recess.

12.2 Paid Floating Holiday

12.2.1 Bargaining unit members shall have five (5) floating holidays (including Lunar New Year) per fiscal year. Bargaining unit member have the right to flexibly schedule two (2) of the five (5) floating holidays.

12.2.2 All floating holidays must be designated by unit member prior to the end of the unit member’s work year and must be taken prior to June 30.

12.2.3 An employee may request the scheduling of the other three (3) floating holidays from their supervisor who is designated as responsible for vacation approval. While each request will be considered on an individual basis, school‐term employees will not normally be approved to take a floating holiday on student attendance days.

12.3 Vacation

12.3.1 The San Francisco Unified School District provides annual vacations for all classified employees who have completed one (1) year or more continuous service. Vacation is accrued and awarded each pay period in accordance with the following table.

Number of Years of Service: Award

1 – 5: .0385 x number of hours worked
After 5 – 15: .0577 x number of hours worked
After 15 and over: .0770 x number of hours worked The additional award of vacation after five (5) and fifteen (15) years will not be made and cannot be taken until employee has reached their anniversary date in the fifth (5th) and fifteenth (15th) years of service. The maximum vacation awarded in any 12 month period and the maximum accumulations permitted are as follows:

Years of Service: 12 month maximum award, Equivalent days, Max Accumulation

1 – 5: 80 hours, 10 days, 320 hours (40 days) max
After 5 – 15: 120 hours, 15 days, 360 hours (45 days) max
After 15 and over: 160 hours, 20 days, 400 hours (50 days) max

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