Code No. 409.5
LICENSED EMPLOYEE POLITICAL LEAVE
The board will provide a leave of absence to licensed employees to run for elective public office. The superintendent shall grant a licensed employee a leave of absence to campaign as a candidate for an elective public office as unpaid leave.
The licensed employee will be entitled to one period of leave to run for the elective public office, and the leave may commence within thirty days of a contested primary, special, or general election and continue until the day following the election.
The request for leave must be in writing to the superintendent of schools at least thirty days prior to the starting date of the requested leave.
NOTE: Iowa law gives employees a right to political leave to run for office. This policy reflects the law.
Legal Reference:Iowa Code ch. 55 (2007)
Cross Reference:401.9 Employee Political Activity
409 Licensed Employee Vacations and Leaves of Absence
Reviewed: 3/25/2009, 1/23/2014