414 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE VACATIONS AND LEAVES OF ABSENCE

414.1 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE VACATIONS - HOLIDAYS - PERSONAL LEAVE

The board shall determine the amount of vacation, holidays and personal leave that will be allowed on an annual basis for classified employees.

Classified employees shall be paid only for the hours they would have been scheduled for the day. Vacation shall not be accrued from year to year without a prior arrangement with the superintendent.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding vacations, holidays and personal leave shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 1C.1-.2; 4.1(34); 20.9 (2013).

Cross Reference:         409.1   Licensed Employee Vacations - Holidays - Personal Leave

                                    601.1   School Calendar

Approved:                   2-14-83

Reviewed:                   6-14-83, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      8-11-97. 6-9-03

 

 

 

414.2 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE PERSONAL ILLNESS LEAVE

Classified employees are granted eleven days of sick leave in their first year of employment.  Each year thereafter, one additional day of sick leave will be granted to the employees up to a maximum of sixteen days.  "Day" is defined as one work day regardless of full-time or part-time status of the employee.  A new employee shall report for work at least one full work day prior to receiving sick leave benefits.  A returning employee will be granted the appropriate number of days at the beginning of each fiscal year.  Sick leave may be accumulated up to a maximum of 130 days for classified employees.

Evidence may be required regarding the mental or physical health of the employee including, but not limited to, confirmation of the following:  the illness of the employee, the need for the leave, the ability to return to work, and the capability to perform the duties of the employee's position.  It shall be within the discretion of the board and the superintendent to determine the type and amount of evidence necessary.  When sick leave will be greater than three consecutive days, the employee shall comply with board policy regarding family and medical leave.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding the personal illness leave of such employees shall be followed.

If an employee is eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, the employee shall contact the Human Resource Coordinator to implement these benefits.

 

Legal Reference:          Whitney v. Rural Ind. School District, 232 Iowa 61, 4 N.W.2d 394 (1942).

                                    26 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. (2012)

                                    29 C.F.R. Pt. 825 (2012).

                                    Iowa  Code §§ 20; 85.33, .34, .38(3); 279.40 (2013).

                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 605.

                                    1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 177, 353.

                                    1952 Op. Att'y Gen. 91.

Cross Reference:         403.2   Employee Injury on the Job

                                    414.3   Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave

                                    414.8   Classified Employee Unpaid Leave

Approved:       12-11-95

Reviewed:       1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:          8-11-97, 5-13-02, 6-9-03, 11-13-06         

414.3 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE

Unpaid family and medical leave will be granted up to 12 weeks per year to assist employees in balancing family and work life. For purposes of this policy, year is defined as a "rolling" 12 month period measured forward from the first day leave is used, or measured backward from the date leave is used. Requests for family and medical leave shall be made to the superintendent.

Employees may be allowed to substitute paid leave for unpaid family and medical leave by meeting the requirements set out in the family and medical leave administrative rules. Employees eligible for family and medical leave must comply with the family and medical leave administrative rules prior to starting family and medical leave. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative rules to implement this policy.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Whitney v. Rural Ind. School. District, 232 Iowa 61, 4 N.W.2d 394 (1942).

                                    26 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. (2012)

                                    29 C.F.R. Pt. 825 (2012).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 20; 85.33, .34, .38(3); 216; 279.40 (2013).

                                    1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 605.

                                    1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 177, 353.

                                    1952 Op. Att'y Gen. 91.

Cross Reference:         409.2   Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave

                                    409.8   Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave

                                    409.3   Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave

Approved:                   2-28-94

Reviewed:                   3- 13-00, 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      4-10-00, 6-9-03

414.4 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

In the event of a death of a member of a classified employee's immediate family, bereavement leave may be granted. Bereavement leave granted may be for a maximum of 5 days, with "day" being defined as one work day regardless of full-time or part-time status of the employee, per occurrence, for the death of a member of the immediate family. The immediate family includes child, spouse, parent, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchild, step grandchild, grandparent, grandparent in-law and immediate household of the employee.

No more than 1 day of bereavement leave per occurrence will be granted for the death of a close friend or other relative not listed above.

It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to determine the number of bereavement leave days to be granted.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified bargaining unit and the board regarding bereavement leave shall be followed.

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:         414      Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

Approved:                   8-11-97

Reviewed:                   11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-03

414.5 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE POLITICAL LEAVE

The board will provide a leave of absence to classified employees to run for elective public office.  The superintendent will grant a classified employee a leave of absence to campaign as a candidate for an elective public office as unpaid leave.

The classified employee shall be entitled to one period of leave to run for the elective public office, and the leave may commence any time within thirty days of a contested primary, special, or general election and continue until the day following the election.

The request for leave must be in writing to the superintendent at least thirty days prior to the starting date of the requested leave.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding political leave shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code ch. 55 (2013).

Cross Reference:         401.9   Employee Political Activity

                                    414       Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

Approved:                   8-11-97

Reviewed:                    11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                       6-9-03

 

 

414.6 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE JURY DUTY LEAVE

The board will allow classified employees to be excused for jury duty unless extraordinary circumstances exist.  The superintendent has the discretion to determine when extraordinary circumstances exist.

Employees who are called for jury service shall notify the direct supervisor within twenty-four hours after notice of call to jury duty and suitable proof of jury service pay must be presented to the school district.  The employee shall report to work within one hour on any day when the employee is excused from jury duty during regular working hours. 

Classified employees will receive their regular salary.  Any payment for jury duty is turned over to the school district.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding jury duty leave shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 607A (2013).

Cross Reference:         414      Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

Approved:                   8-11-97

Reviewed:                   11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-03

 

414.7 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE MILITARY SERVICE LEAVE

The board recognizes classified employees may be called to participate in the armed forces, including the national guard.  If a classified employee is called to serve in the armed forces, the employee will have a leave of absence for military service until the military service is completed.

The leave is without loss of status or efficiency rating, and without loss of pay during the first thirty calendar days of the leave.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding military service leave shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Bewley v. Villisca Community School District, 299 N.W. 2d 904 (Iowa 1980).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 20; 29A.28 (2013).

Cross Reference:         414      Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

Approved:                   8-11-97

Reviewed:                    11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                       6-9-03

 

414.8 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE UNPAID LEAVE

Unpaid leave may be used to excuse an involuntary absence not provided for in other leave policies. Unpaid leave for classified employees must be authorized by the superintendent.

Whenever possible, classified employees shall make a written request for unpaid leave ten days prior to the beginning date of the requested leave. If the leave is granted, the deductions in salary are made unless they are waived specifically by the superintendent.

The superintendent or his/her designee shall have complete discretion to grant or deny the requested unpaid leave. In making this determination, the superintendent shall consider the effect of the employee's absence on the education program and school district operations, the financial condition of the school district, length of service, previous record of absence, the reason for the requested absence and other factors the superintendent believes are relevant in making this determination.

If unpaid leave is granted, the duration of the leave period is coordinated with the scheduling of the education program whenever possible, to minimize the disruption of the education program and school district operations.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding unpaid leave shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8 (2013).

Cross Reference:         414      Classified Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence

Approved:                   8-1 1-97

Reviewed:                   11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-03

414.9 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES LEAVE

Professional purposes leave may be granted to classified employees for the purpose of attending meetings and conferences directly related to their assignments.  Application for the leave must be presented to the superintendent prior to the meeting or conference.

It is within the discretion of the superintendent or his/her designee to grant professional purposes leave.  The leave may be denied on the day before or after a vacation or holiday, on special days when services are needed, when it would cause undue interruption of the education program and school district operations, or for other reasons deemed relevant by the superintendent or his/her designee.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that classified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding professional purposes leave shall be followed.

 

 

Legal Reference:         Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).

                                    281 I.A.C. 12.7.

Cross Reference:         411      Classified Employees - General

                                    408.1   Classified Employee Professional Development

Approved:                   8-11-97

Reviewed:                   1-23-12, 11-28-16

Revised:                      6-9-03, 11-13-06