409.2 Employee Leaves of Absence

EMPLOYEE LEAVES OF ABSENCE


The board will offer the following leave to full-time regular licensed employees:
• Personal Illness (Sick) Leave – Leave for medically-related disability or illness
• Family Sick Leave_- Leave to care for a sick member of the employee’s immediate family
• Adoption Leave – Leave for an employee who legally adopts a child
• Bereavement Leave – Leave to mourn the loss of a family member or close friend
• Personal Leave – Leave to accomplish personal business that cannot be conducted outside the work day
• Jury Duty Leave – Leave to be excused for jury duty
• Military Leave – Leave for military service, including the national guard
• Emergency Leave- Leave for emergency situations
• Association Leave- Leave association representatives to attend affiliated events
• Professional Leave- Leave for the attendance at educational meetings and trainings

The board will offer the following leave to full-time regular classified employees:
• Family Sick Leave_- Leave to care for a sick member of the employee’s immediate family
• Adoption Leave – Leave for an employee who legally adopts a child
• Bereavement Leave – Leave to mourn the loss of a family member or close friend
• Personal Leave – Leave to accomplish personal business that cannot be conducted outside the work day
• Civil Duty Leave – Leave to be excused for jury duty and subpoena to court
• Military Leave – Leave for military service, including the national guard
• Professional Leave- Leave for the attendance at educational meetings and trainings

The board will offer the following leave to full-time full-year regular licensed and classified employees:
• Vacation Leave – Leave for the purpose of rest, relaxation, and attendance to personal matters

The provisions of each leave offering will be detailed in the Certified Staff Master Contract, the Administrator Contract Provisions, and the Classified Employee Handbook.

Leave offered by the district will not be less than what is required by law. In the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance, the superintendent may authorize additional paid leave.


Legal Reference: 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq.
Pub.L. 116–127
29 C.F.R. §§ 825; 826.
Iowa Code §§ 20; 29A; 55; 85; 216; 279.40; 607A.
Whitney v. Rural Ind. School District, 232 Iowa 61, 4 N.W.2d 394 (1942).
Bewley v. Villisca Community School District, 299 N.W. 2d 904 (Iowa 1980).


Cross Reference: 403.2 Employee Injury on the Job
409.3 Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave
409.8 Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave


Adopted: 02/15/21
Modified:
Reviewed: 02/01/21

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