When all available and applicable paid leave of absence has been depleted, absence without pay may be authorized by the superintendent [or designee] for purposes considered urgent and necessary. For such absences, district attendance procedures will be utilized.
To apply for such leave, classified personnel will make written application to the superintendent [or designee] for such authorization at least 10 days in advance of the occurrence or, if advance application is not possible, not later than 10 days after the occurrence.
An unpaid, involuntary absence may be excused by the superintendent [or designee]. The employee will make immediate application to the superintendent [or designee] to request such absence.
Other absences than those herein provided for, or failure to follow district policy and/or attendance procedures, may be deemed to be neglect of duty and may be sufficient grounds for dismissal.
Reviewed: 1/11; 12/11; 3/13; 9/14; 12/16; 4/20; 4/23
Related Policy: Series 402
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): §§ 209; 279.8