Policy 481

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    RICHFIELD  PUBLIC  SCHOOLS

     

    LEAVES  OF  ABSENCE  FOR   CLASSIFIED  PERSONNEL

     

     

    Military Leave

     

    Any classified employee who is a member of an armed forces reserve organization and who is called up for training or active duty shall be paid the difference between the pay received for such military duty and the rate regularly paid by the district, for a period of up to fifteen days in any calendar year.  Moreover, the employee shall not lose seniority status, vacation, sick leave, or any benefits while engaged in such period of training or active service.  This payment will be limited to fifteen days per year and will be paid upon presentation of a certificate of satisfactory performance of said duties.  Longer leaves of absence without pay and reinstatement rights for an employee called to active service in time of war or other emergency declared by proper authority, shall be governed by state law.

     

    Emergency Leave

     

    An employee may request a leave of absence, without pay, in cases of prolonged illness or other emergencies.  An employee granted an emergency leave of absence shall suffer no loss of seniority or job rights and shall return at the same salary status as prevailed when the leave was granted.

     

    Jury Duty

     

    Classified personnel absent from their duties because of jury duty shall be paid the difference between their normal salary and that remuneration received for such jury duty.  The continuation of normal salary is subject to the reimbursement to the district of the amount paid by the court for services rendered.

     

    Other Leaves

     

    Requests for unpaid leaves of absence other than those described above shall be considered pursuant to Board Policy 407 - Leave of Absence.

     

    Legal References: Minn. Stat. 192.26, Subd. 1: State and Municipal officers and employees not to lose pay while on military duty.

    Minn. Stat. 192.261 (Leaves of Absence)

    Cross Reference: Board Policy 407 - Leaves of Absence

     

     

    ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: January 22, 1991

    AMENDED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION: March 15, 1999, June 14, 2004

    REVIEWED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION:  February 20, 2018