Code No. 414.1
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE VACATIONS - HOLIDAYS - PERSONAL LEAVE
The board shall determine the amount of vacation, holidays and personal leave that will be allowed on an annual basis for classified employees.
260 day contracted classified employees who have worked one year, unless the classified employee's contract indicates otherwise, will receive 10 days of vacation each year. Classified Employees who have worked 5 continuous years will receive 15 days of vacation each year. Classified employees who leave prior to the end of their contract will receive their pro rata share of vacation for the year.
The vacation may be taken any time during the school year when the vacation will not disrupt the school district operations. The employee must submit a vacation request to the superintendent, who shall be responsible for determining whether the request will disrupt the school district operation.
260 day classified employees who work 11-12 months a year will be allowed a maximum of 2 days of personal leave to accomplish personal business that cannot be conducted outside the work day. The employee must, whenever possible, submit a personal leave request, stating the reason for the leave, 3 days prior to the leave day. This leave may be denied if it falls on the day before or the day after a holiday or vacation, it falls on a special day when services would be necessary, it would cause undue interruption to the education program or to a program demanding the employee's services to the department, or other reasons deemed relevant by the superintendent. It shall be within the discretion of the superintendent to grant personal leave.
Classified employees who work twelve months a year will be allowed eight (8) paid holidays. The eight holidays shall be New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
Employees who work a minimum of 7 hours a day and 200 days will receive the following five (5) paid holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day.
Classified employees will be paid only for the hours they would have been scheduled for the day. Vacation shall not be accrued from year to year without a prior arrangement with the superintendent.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board annually on vacation and personal leave for classified employees.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 1C.1-.2; 4.1(34); 20.9 (2007)
Cross Reference: 409.1 Licensed Employee Vacations - Holidays - Personal Leave
601.1 School Calendar
Reviewed: 3/25/2009, 1/23/2014