In order to encourage a healthy superintendency and the strong spiritual life of the district superintendent, the District Advisory Board, in consultation with the general superintendent in jurisdiction, should provide a sabbatical leave for the district superintendent during or after each seventh consecutive year of service to the district. During the sabbatical, the district superintendent’s salary and benefits will continue in full. The district superintendent shall work with the District Advisory Board to develop a proposal for the sabbatical including duration, personal development plan, and a plan to care for essential duties during the sabbatical period.