Code No.: 409.3
LICENSED EMPLOYEE – BEREAVEMENT LEAVE
Purpose: To provide bereavement leave to licensed 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 licensed 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 employees in the certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding the bereavement leave of such employees is followed.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 20.9; 279.8 (2013).