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414.2 CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE PERSONAL ILLNESS LEAVE

A.      SICK LEAVE DEFINED

Unavoidable absence due to personal illness.

 

B.      ACCUMULATION OF SICK LEAVE DAYS

Each employee in the Association shall be credited with sick leave days as follows: First year of employment in Tipton Schools ...............10 days

Second year of employment in Tipton Schools..............11 days

Third and subsequent years of employment in

Tipton Schools....................................................15  days

 

The above amounts shall apply only to consecutive years of employment in the Tipton

Community Schools except as otherwise provided.

 

The unused portion of each year's credit is cumulative to a maximum of one hundred ninety  (190) days.

 

C.      NOTIFICATION OF ACCUMULATION

Each employee shall be informed of the number of sick leave days accumulated as of the beginning of the current school year by November 1st.

 

D.      VERIFICATION OF SICK LEAVE NEED

The Board of Education will not generally require a doctor's statement as evidence of justifiable absence because of illness on a short-time basis. However, if an employee is absent from work for more than five (5) consecutive contract days for sick leave reasons a written statement from the  employee's doctor stating that he/she is physically or mentally unable to perform his/her assigned school task is required by the employer. The Board of Education reserves the right to employ its own physician to review the employee's doctor's opinion as written on the

statement. If the two disagree, a third physician, also employed by the Board, (chosen by

the employee and the Board, or in the event they cannot agree, by the County Medical Society) shall render an opinion on the issue of medical capacity to continue or resume the performance of duties, which opinion shall be binding on the parties.

 

The statement from the physician shall:

1.        State definitely the physician's opinion as to the time in dates between which the employee is unable to perform his/her assigned duties.

2.        Explain the illness or disability which requires the employee to be absent from his/her job.

 

 

E.      A statement from the employee's physician may be required to establish a date for returning to work or for continuing to work when there is question as to whether an employee is able to do so.

 

F.      Sick leave shall not be granted for surgery or for other reasons for which reasonable evidence cannot be shown confirming the necessity of sick leave absence. All sick leave benefits shall terminate upon termination of employment pursuant to Chapter 279, Code of Iowa, or upon resignation, except for those employees on recall.

 

 

 

 

Legal Reference:      

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

26 U.S.C. ß 2601 et seq. (Supp. 1993)

29 C.F.R. Pt. 825 (1993).

Iowa Code ßß 20; 85.33, .34, .38(3); 216; 279.40 (1995).

1980 Op. Att'y Gen. 605.

1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 177, 353.

1952 Op. Att'y Gen. 91.

 

 

Cross Reference:

403.2

Employee Injury on the Job

 

409.3

Licensed Employee Family and Medical Leave

 

409.8

Licensed Employee Unpaid Leave

Approved   12/9/96                    Reviewed   6/2017                 Revised