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Policy No. 5350
An employee who cannot report to work must follow the absence procedure approved for his or her school/department/classification; this procedure includes the requirement that the employee notify the District prior to the absence and prior to the return from an absence. In addition, an employee who is absent due to illness or injury shall submit a medical report on the fifth working day after the first day of illness or injury and every thirty (30) working days of absence thereafter.
An employee claiming benefits of any District leave provision shall complete the appropriate absence report form upon returning to work.
An employee who receives a leave of absence and fails to return at the end of the authorized leave, or an employee who fails to report to work and does not notify the District, pursuant to the appropriate procedure, is absent without authorization. If the absence without authorization exceeds five (5) workdays thereafter, said employee has abandoned his or her job together with all employment rights. A leave of absence request submitted pursuant to this procedure and if supported by the Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources will be considered by the Board of Directors at its next regular meeting. The leave request is subject to
board approval at its discretion. If the leave is denied, the employee shall return to work immediately or shall be deemed to have abandoned his or her job, together with all employment rights.
An employee who fails to notify the District prior to an absence or prior to the return from an absence is subject to appropriate discipline. An employee whose absence qualifies as job abandonment forfeits all employee rights.
After one (1) year on industrial insurance, an employee must request a leave of absence in writing; the leave request will be considered by the board at its next regular meeting; the leave request is subject to board approval at its discretion. If the leave is denied, the employee shall return to work immediately or shall be deemed to have abandoned his or her job, together with all employment rights.
Cross References: Board Policy 5400 Leaves of Absence
- RCW 28A.400.300 Hiring and discharging employees—Leaves for employees--Seniority and leave benefits, retention upon transfers between schools.
Adoption Date: 10/28/99; Revised 3/4/03, 10/08/15
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