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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 are 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 is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative rules to implement this policy.

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:

409.3 Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave (see 409.3R2 for Definitions)

414.2 Classified Employee Personal Illness Leave

414.9 Classified Employee Unpaid Leave

Approved: May 4, 1990

Reviewed: April 1, 2024

Revised: May 9, 2005