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Original Adopted Date: 8-11-97                                          Last Revised Date: 6-9-03                                        Last Reviewed Date: 8-22-22

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