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Leaves of Absence



The Merced County Office of Education is using an automated service that greatly simplifies and streamlines the process of recording and managing absences and finding substitutes. This service is called Aesop. The Aesop service will be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed via internet and phone.

How do I interact with Aesop?

  • You can interact with Aesop on the internet at or via the "Aesop Online" link on the left side of this page. Here, you will be able to enter absences, check your absence schedule, and exercise other features.
  • You can also call Aesop toll free at 1-800-942-3767. Simply follow the voice menu to enter and manage absences and access other features. We recommend that you call in to check the computer recording of your name and title. To do this, press Option 5 and follow the prompts.

If you do not have a login and password for the Aesop system, please contact your department secretary.

When entering an absence, please wait until you receive a confirmation number before you terminate the phone call or close your internet browser window. Your transaction is not complete until you receive a confirmation number.