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Administrative Regulations Manual & Procedures

Under Policy Governance®, within the directives and limitation listed in the Board Governance Policies, the Board delegates the development and implementation of Administrative Regulations and procedures to the Superintendent and staff, except in regard to issues for which they are mandated by law to take direct action. A comprehensive review and revision of all District policies and procedures was completed between August and December 2015, and the conversion to an Administrative Regulations Manual was completed on February 1, 2016.

Regulations establish legal records and standards of conduct for the school district. Regulations can provide a bridge between the School Board's philosophy and goals and the everyday administration of programs.

The Issaquah School District is continually updating Regulations and procedures to keep current with state laws and regulations as well as best practices. Regulations or procedures on this website may be in transition or in process of being revised. Please contact Tricia Romo, Public Records Officer, if you have a specific policy question or to double-check on a Regulation.

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Leave Sharing Procedure - 5406P


Code: 5406P

Adopted: 12/8/2000

Last Revised Date: 6/10/2011

A. A district employee is eligible to receive donated leave if:

    1. As determined by a licensed health care service provider, the staff member suffers from, or has a relative or household member suffering from, an extraordinary or severe illness, injury, impairment or physical or mental condition or who has been called to service in the uniformed services which has caused, or is likely to cause, the staff member to:
      1. Go on leave-without-pay status; or
      2. Terminate his/her employment
    2. The staff member’s absence and the use of shared leave are justified by documentation;
    3. The staff member has depleted, or will shortly deplete, his/her annual leave and sick leave reserves;
    4. The staff member has abided by district rules and Collective Bargaining Agreements regarding sick leave use; and
    5. The staff member has diligently pursued and been found to be ineligible to receive industrial insurance benefits.

The superintendent shall determine the amount of leave, if any, which a staff member may receive under this Regulation. However, a staff member shall not receive more leave than the number of contracted days remaining in the current school year. In the event that the condition requiring the employee’s absence continues beyond the current school year, the employee shall not receive a total of more than 522 days of donated leave during total district employment.

B. District employees may donate leave as follows:

    1. A staff member who has an accrued annual leave balance of more than ten (10) days may request that the superintendent transfer a specified number of days to another person authorized to receive shared leave, or to the district’s annual leave pool. A staff member may not request leave to be transferred that would result in an accrued annual leave balance of fewer than ten (10) days;
    2. A staff member who accrues annual leave and sick leave may request that the superintendent transfer sick leave to a person authorized to receive shared leave, or to the district’s shared leave pool. A donating staff member must retain a minimum of 176 hours of sick leave after the transfer;
    3. A staff member who does not accrue annual leave but who has an accrued sick leave balance of more than twenty-two (22) days may request that the superintendent transfer a specified amount of sick leave to another person authorized to receive such leave, or to the district’s shared leave pool. A staff member may not request a transfer that would result in an accrued sick leave balance of fewer than twenty-two (22) days. Sick leave as defined in RCW 28A.400.300 means leaves for illness, injury and emergencies;
    4. A staff member who receives personal holiday leave may request that the superintendent transfer a specified amount of personal holiday leave to another person authorized to receive shared leave, or to the district’s shared leave pool. A staff member may request to transfer no more than eight (8) hours of personal holiday leave during any calendar year;
    5. The number of leave days transferred will not exceed the amount authorized by the donating staff member; and
    6. Any leave donated by a staff member which remains unused will be returned to the donor. To the extent administratively feasible, leave transferred by more than one staff member will be returned on pro-rata basis.

C. Leave will be calculated on a day-donated and day-received basis.

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