Absence and Leave Information

  • Did you know HISD offers different types of leave benefits?

    We understand that employees need to take extended periods of time off for medical or personal reasons. That’s why HISD offers different leaves of absence to help employees deal with situations which require extended periods of time off from work. 

    Eligible employees can apply for leave benefits if they need to take more than three days off for one of the following reasons: 

    • Medical (either personal or an immediate family member)
    • The birth or adoption of a child
    • Developmental
    • Military (other than reserves)
    • Political

    How do I know if I’m eligible for leave benefits?
    To make HISD’s leave administration process more convenient, the district has partnered with ADP to create the Houston ISD Absence Management Service Center. The center has representatives who will guide employees through the leave application process, and if granted, track their leave benefits. The center offers extended call center hours as well as a self-service website where employees can apply for or track their leave benefits.

    Employees should contact the Houston ISD Absence Management Service Center if they wish to apply for leave benefits. HISD’s Human Resources department also is still available to support employees who may have additional questions.

    Houston ISD Absence Management Service Center

    PO Box 34890

    Louisville, KY 40232

    Phone: 877-780-4473
    (7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday)

    Fax: 866-568-6444
    Visit website here

    Americans with disabilities ACT (ADA)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to employees with a disability, physical or mental impairment, that limits one or more major life activities.

    Forms How do I request an accommodation?
    To request an accommodation, submit the following to ADA@houstonisd.org:

    • A completed ADA Accommodations Request Form, and
    • An official letter from your physician identifying your disability. The letter must include information about how the disability impacts your ability to perform your job responsibilities. Both you and your doctor can suggest accommodations.

    Once the required documents are submitted, the information will be reviewed, and a final recommendation will be issued. The district has the ability to choose the final reasonable accommodation.


    I have concerns about returning to work because of COVID-19. What should I do?

    If you are unable to work, even if provided an accommodation, you should seek information from your Human Resources Business Partner regarding leave options available to you under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Full-time employees are entitled to two weeks of paid sick leave at their regular rate if they are quarantined and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis (up to $5,110). A part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work over a two-week period. Employees that are concerned about their increased risk for COVID-19 must submit medical documentation demonstrating that their condition creates a disability requiring an accommodation. Appropriate documentation will demonstrate that an employee’s physical presence at work is not possible because of a limitation created by a disability.

    For more information visit HISD Human Resources.

    ADA Cordinator 
    Sabrina Lkhimokpa
    Phone: 713-556-6590