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District Policy

Per policy DEC (Local), an employee shall submit medical certification of the need for an intermittent or continuous leave if the employee is absent for more than five (5) consecutive days because of a personnel illness or illness in the immediate family.

Process to Request and Return from Leave

The following forms must be completed and submitted attention to the Leave Management Specialist by email at or fax at 210-804-7031 or mail to 8961 Tesoro Drive, Suite 200, San Antonio, TX 78217.



Leave of Absence Request
(link to Employee Space)

When an employee needs to be out more than 5 consecutive days

Note: A Leave of Absence Request is not needed for Bereavement (Death in Family) Leave

Leave of Absence Request Instructions

Medical Certification

Physician’s certification of medical  condition within 15 days from the date the request is initiated

Intermittent FML Tracking Form

Required when employee is approved for intermittent family medical leave (FML)

Work Status

Physician’s statement releasing employee to return to work when on a personal illness or maternity leave of absence; must be submitted at least 5 days prior to return

Return to Work Request

Employee’s request to return to work from a leave of absence submitted at least 5 days to return date

Advanced Academic Leave Request

Request for up to one year unpaid leave of absence for advanced academic preparation

Helpful Links

FMLA Fact Sheet

FMLA Military Family Leave Entitlements

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

If you have questions regarding the leave of absence process, please contact the Leave Management Specialist at or 210-407-0497.