Code No.: 414.4
CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE – BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
Purpose: To provide bereavement leave to classified employee.
Policy: In the event of a death of a member of a licensed employee’s immediate family, bereavement leave may be granted. Bereavement leave may be granted to a classified employee for no more than five (5) days, with “day” being defined as one work day regardless of full-time or part-time status of the employee, per occurrence, for the death of a member of the immediate family. Immediate family” shall be construed to include: parent, surrogate parent, child, surrogate child, spouse, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, or any person who was a member of the employee’s household at the time of death.
A leave of not more than two (2) days, without loss of pay, shall be granted to attend the funeral of a relative of the second degree (i.e., grandparent, grandchild, in-law, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, first cousin, brother-in-law, sister-in-law).
The Superintendent has the authority to grant bereavement leave for other personal situations on a case-by-case basis if all personal leave has been exhausted.
The requirements stated in the Master Contract between Secretary/Paraeducator employees and the board regarding the bereavement leave of such employees is followed.
Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8 (2013).