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