409.3 Licensed 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 July 1 through June 30.  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.  It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative rules to implement this policy. 

The requirements stated in the Master Contract between employees in the certified collective bargaining unit and the board regarding family and medical leave of such employees will be followed.

NOTE:  This policy is consistent with federal law regarding family and medical leave.  The links below are to applicable forms on the U.S. Department of Labor Web site.

Links:   https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

               WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition (PDF)

WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember -- for Military Family Leave (PDF)



Legal Reference:           29 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq.

                                    29 C.F.R. § 825

                                    Iowa Code §§ 20; 85; 216; 279.40.

                                    Whitney v. Rural Ind. School. District, 232 Iowa 61, 4 N.W.2d 394 (1942).


Cross Reference:           409.2    Licensed Employee Personal Illness Leave

                                    409.8    Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave

                                    414.3    Classified Employee Family and Medical Leave