The Lafayette Parish School Board shall grant a leave of absence to any regularly employed person of the school system who has been called to serve jury duty.  Such leave shall be granted for the period of time required to serve such jury duty without loss of sick, emergency, or personal leave or any other benefit.  Jury duty shall not be deemed to interrupt service accumulated toward sabbatical leave.


Anyone serving on jury duty shall receive his/her regular salary less any compensation he/she receives as a juror.  Said employee shall be responsible for submitting verification of call or subpoena for jury duty and reporting any compensation received as juror to the Human Resources Department to be eligible to receive leave for jury duty.  Any employee abusing said leave shall be subject to disciplinary action.


The amount of remuneration received by an employee for serving as juror shall be reported by the employee in writing to the Human Resources Department within five (5) days of receipt of remuneration.  Payroll staff shall adjust the employee's salary as soon as possible thereafter.  Failure to report remuneration received within the listed time shall be cause for deduction from the employee's salary for the days absent.


Teachers authorized to serve jury duty must leave lesson plans for the substitutes with their principal.




Personnel who are involuntarily subpoenaed to be witnesses in cases where the subpoena is not the result of their personal action/cause shall be granted civil leave and shall not be charged sick or annual leave.  The Board will pay for the difference between the pay as a witness (if any) and the regular daily pay.


An employee subpoenaed for reasons resulting from personal affairs or volunteering as a witness shall be required to take personal leave or leave without pay.


In all cases, the employee must furnish the Human Resources Department with a copy of the subpoena.


Adopted:  February 19, 1975

Revised:  September 1, 1999

Revised:  February 6, 2013



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:1210

Board minutes, 2-19-75, 9-1-99, 2-6-13


Lafayette Parish School Board