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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