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  • 409.1 Employee Vacation - Holidays

    The board will determine the amount of vacation and holidays,  that will be allowed on an annual basis for employees.

    It is the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board annually on vacations and holidays for employees.

     

     

    Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 1C.1-.2; 4.1(34); 20.9
     
    Cross Reference:  601.1 School Calendar

     

    Approved 12-19-03                   Reviewed 8-21-12, 2-21-19, 8/12/20,5/18/22                    Revised 2-21-19, 8/12/20

  • 409.3R2 Employee Family and Medical Leave Definitions

    Active Duty - duty under a call or order to active duty under a provision of law referring to in section 101(a)(13) of title 10, U.S. Code.
    Common Law Marriage - according to Iowa law, common law marriages exist when there is a present intent by the two parties to be married, continuous cohabitation, and a public declaration that the parties are husband and wife.  There is no time factor that needs to be met in order for there to be a common law marriage.
    Contingency Operation - has the same meaning given such term in section 101(a)(13) of title 10, U.S. Code.
  • 410.1 Substitue Teachers

    The board recognizes the need for substitute teachers. Substitute teachers shall be licensed to teach in Iowa. 

    It shall be the responsibility of the building principal to maintain a list of substitute teachers who may be called upon to replace regular contract licensed employees. Individuals whose names do not appear on this list will not be employed as a substitute without specific approval of the superintendent. It shall be the responsibility of the building principal to fill absences with substitute teachers immediately. 

  • 410.2 Summer School Licensed Employees

    It is within the discretion of the board to offer an education program during the summer recess. Licensed employees who volunteer or who are appointed to deliver the summer education program are compensated in addition to their regular duties during the school academic year, unless such arrangements are made prior to determining the employee's compensation for the year.

  • 410.3 Truancy Officer

    The board may appoint a licensed employee or the building principal from each school building to serve as the building's truancy officer.

    The principal will notify the truancy officer when a student is truant. The truancy officer will investigate the cause of a student's truancy and attempt to ensure the student's attendance. The truancy officer may take the student into custody. A student taken into custody will be placed in the custody of the principal. The truancy officer will attempt to contact the student's parents when the student is taken into custody.

     

  • 411.1 Classified Employee Defined

    Classified employees are employees who are not administrators or employees in positions which require an Iowa Department of Education teaching license and who are employed to fulfill the duties listed on their job description on a monthly or hourly basis. Classified employees will include, but not be limited to, teacher and classroom aides, custodial and maintenance employees, clerical employees, food service employees, bus drivers, and temporary help for summer or other maintenance. The position may be full-time or part-time. 

  • 411.2 Classified Employee-Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection

    Persons interested in a classified employee position will have an opportunity to apply and qualify for classified employee positions in accordance with applicable laws and school district policies regarding equal employment. Job applicants for classified employee positions will be considered on the basis of the following:
     
    •     Training, experience, and skill;
  • 411.5 Classified Employee Assignment

    Determining the assignment of each classified employee is the responsibility of the superintendent and within the sole discretion of the board. In making such assignments each year the superintendent will consider the qualifications of each classified employee and the needs of the school district.

    It is the responsibility of the superintendent to assign classified employees.

     

    Legal Reference:  Iowa Code Ch. 20; § 279.8.
    Cross Reference:
    200.2 Powers of the Board of Directors
    411.6 Classified Employee Transfers

     

  • 411.6 Classified Employee Transfers

    Determining the location where a classified employee's assignment will be performed is the responsibility of the superintendent and within the sole discretion of the board. In making such assignments each year the superintendent will consider the qualifications of each classified employee and the needs of the school district.

    A transfer may be initiated by the employee, the principal or the superintendent.

    It is the responsibility of the superintendent to transfer classified employees and report such transfers to the board.

     

  • 402.2R1 Child Abuse Reporting Regulation

    Iowa law requires licensed employees to report to the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) instances of suspected child abuse, which they become aware of within the scope of their professional duties.
    The law further specifies that a licensed employee who knowingly or willfully fails to report a suspected case of child abuse is guilty of a simple misdemeanor and that the licensed employee may be subject to civil liability for damages caused by the failure to report.
     

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