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427 EMPLOYEE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE

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 a rolling twelve (12) month period measured backward from the date an employee uses any family and medical leave.  Requests for family and medical leave will 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. 

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in the certified collective bargaining unit, if applicable, and the Board and/or District regarding family and medical leave of such employees and the requirements stated in any other contract, collective or individual, between any employees and the Board and/or District regarding family and medical leave of such employees will be followed.  This policy provision, as well as all policy provisions, concerning family and medical leave may be applied differently to classified, non-classified, licensed, non-licensed,

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

 

Approved 3-28-16