In the event of a death of a member of a licensed employee's immediate family, bereavement leave may be granted. Bereavement leave may be granted to a licensed employee for no more than 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, stepchild, step grandchild, grandparent or any member of the immediate household of the employee.
No more than 1 day of bereavement leave per year will be granted for the death of a close friend or other relative not listed above.
It is 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 certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding the bereavement leave of such employees shall be followed.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8 (2013).
Cross Reference: 409 Licensed Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence
Reviewed: 11-13-06, 1-23-12, 11-28-16