Date of Award

Summer 1963

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science




When a teacher accepts a position, he agrees to be with his puils each day that school is in session. Yet at times, it is justifiable that a teacher be absent from his regular teaching duties. Hence, it is important that a provision for teacher leaves-of-absence be included in the personnel policies of every school system.

It is legitimate to ask whether the leaves-of-absence provisions provided by the State of Virginia and its counties and cities are adequate. This thesis is intended to compare the policies of the State and its counties and cities with the policies of the other forty-nine states. From this comparison, it will be indicated whether the State of Virginia is providing a comparable leave-of absence policy, or at least is making progress toward a satisfactory policy in this vital area.

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