School Visitation

adopted: May-1990
last revised: Nov-2008

In compliance with the State of Illinois School Visitation Rights Act, Richland Community College provides unpaid leave time for employees who are parents or legal guardians to attend school conferences or classroom activities related to the employees’ child if the conference or classroom activities cannot be scheduled during nonwork hours.

Employees must have exhausted all accrued vacation, personal leave, and compensatory time before being eligible for school visitation leave as it is defined in the Act.

Richland Community College will grant up to a total of eight (8) hours of unpaid leave, during any school year, for employees to attend school conferences or other classroom activities related to their child if these functions cannot be scheduled during non-working hours.

The term “child” is expansively defined to include “biological, adopted or foster child, stepchild, or legal ward” of the employee.

Before arranging attendance at the conference or activity, the employee shall provide the College with a written request for leave at least 7 days in advance of the time the employee is seeking to attend the conference or classroom activity. In emergency situations, no more than 24 hours notice shall be required. The employee must consult with the College to schedule the leave so as not to disrupt unduly the operations of the employer.