Criteria for Sabbatical Leave

Any professional staff member covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the School Committee and the Teachers’ unit of the Yarmouth Education Association (YEA), or the Yarmouth Administrators’ Association (YAA) who has completed seven years of service as of September 1 in the Yarmouth schools shall be eligible to apply for a sabbatical leave of absence. Please see YEA contract for further guidelines. The application for sabbatical leave must be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools by October 15 for the following academic year.

Sabbatical leave is to be used for advanced study. Though the School Committee will consider self-directed study, research and other innovative projects, it will give primary consideration to sabbatical requests which incorporate advanced study at fully-accredited colleges and universities.

In considering requests for sabbaticals, the School Committee will consider: 

1.  How the description of the advanced study program will improve the teacher’s knowledge and skills;

2.  How the description of the advanced study program meets the goals of the school system;

3.  Plans for sharing the benefits of the study with other team members and colleagues;

4.  The means of evaluating the success of the advanced study; and

5.  The recommendation of educator’s supervising administrator.

Adopted: May 10, 2001
Revised:  April 12, 2018