Our district offers employees paid, partial paid, and unpaid leaves of absence in times of personal need.


Extended absences

Employees who are absent for more than 5 days should contact Human Resources for information about how their leave will affect their paychecks and for required paperwork.

Contact our Leaves Specialists at HR-Leave@garlandisd.net. Specialists are assigned by last name/job type:

  • A-L: Jameka Peters
  • M-Z: Yolanda Greer-Ross 
  • Auxiliary: Carlissa Thomas 

Types of leave

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Family Medical Leave Process

If these conditions apply, you must contact Human Resources. See below for an overview of the process.

  • Long term absence due to illness, maternity, disability 
  • Absence for more than five consecutive work days

Step 1: Employee requests Medical Leave of Absence

Employee completes these forms and sends to Human Resources:

Step 2: Human Resources responds to leave request

 Employee is eligible for FMLA if:

  •  worked for district for at least 12 months and
  • worked a minimum of 1,250 hours in the preceding 12 months prior to absence

 If not eligible for FMLA, leave will be designated as Temporary Disability.

 Human resources sends these documents to the employee:

Step 3: Employee submits doctor forms

Employee returns doctor certification forms within 15 work days.

Step 4: Human Resources determines FMLA eligibility

Once all information is received Human Resources will officially designate the leave as Family Medical Leave or as temporary disability.

Step 5: Human Resources processes absences

Absences are worked a full month behind (i.e. September's absences show on November's paycheck). Time will be deducted from leave banks and payroll docks applied when necessary.

Step 6: Employee is released to return to work

Employee must submit to Human Resources a doctor's release allowing them to return to work as well as listing any restrictions the employee might have.

Contact us

For more information, contact: