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Unpaid family and medical leave will be granted up to 12 weeks per year to assist employees in balancing family and work life.  For purposes of this policy, year is defined as July 1 through June 30.  Requests for family and medical leave shall be made to the superintendent.

Employees may be allowed to substitute paid leave for unpaid family and medical leave by meeting the requirements set out in the family and medical leave administrative rules.   Employees eligible for family and medical leave must comply with the family and medical leave administrative rules prior to starting family and medical leave.  It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative rules to implement this policy.

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in that certified collective bargaining unit and the Board regarding the family and medical leave of such employees will be followed.

Legal Reference:

Whitney v. Rural Ind. School. District, 232 Iowa 61, 4 N.W.2d 394 (1942).

26 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. (Supp. 1994)

29 C.F.R. Pt. 825 (2002).

Iowa Code §§ 20; 85.33, .34, .38(3); 216; 279.40 (2003).

1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 605.

1972 Op. Att’y Gen. 177, 353.

1952 Op. Att’y Gen. 91.

Cross Reference:

409.2 Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave

409.8 Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave

414.3 Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: April 1, 2024

Revised: August 8, 2005