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Code No.  414.2




Classified employees are granted ten 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 fifteen days.  "Day" is defined as one work day regardless of full-time or part-time status of the employee.  A new employee will 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 180  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 employee's illness, the need for the illness leave, the employee's ability to return to work, and the employee's capability to perform the duties of the employee's position.  It is within the discretion of the board and the superintendent to determine the type and amount of evidence necessary.  When an illness leave will be greater than three consecutive days, the employee will comply with board policy regarding family and medical leave.


If an employee is eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, the employee will contact the board secretary to implement these benefits.



NOTE:  The first paragraph of this policy is a re-statement of Iowa law regarding sick leave for school district employees.  School districts that have a different policy need to insert it there.  The third paragraph is for those school districts that have a disability benefits plan.  School district that do not have a disability benefits plan should remove the paragraph.