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Absence Management

What is Absence Management (formerly Aesop)?

Absence Management is an automated substitute placement and absence management system serving more than 4,000 school districts nationwide. Many Minnesota school districts use Absence Management.

Recording an Absence and Requesting a Sub

  1. If you are going to be absent from work,  enter the absence into Skyward first.
  2. When putting the request into Skyward, check the box that has 'sub needed' next to it, and you will automatically be redirected to Absence Management to enter the sub request.
  3. All employees are responsible for entering their own leave requests into Skyward and Absence Management. In order to subs to be paid, all time must be recorded in both Skyward and Absence Management.

Since most staff are recording their absences through Skyward, what happens to the short- and long-term leave forms?

We have one leave form titled “Leave of Absence Request Form.” This form should be used for medical leaves of more than four days (FMLA), jury duty, year-long leave, internal leave, etc. where additional documentation is required. The new form is available online under Quick Links and will be fillable so you can complete it and email it directly to your supervisor, if you wish. It will still be your responsibility to record this time off in Skyward and to request a sub if needed.
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