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306 Leave to Run for Public Office


The Board will provide a leave of absence to an administrator to run for elective public office.

The Board shall grant an administrator a leave of absence to campaign as a candidate for any elective public office in the form of accrued vacation or leave without pay upon written request to the superintendent of schools at least 30 days prior to the starting date of the requested leave.  A superintendent requesting leave shall submit his/her request in the same manner to the Board.  The administrator will be entitled to one period of leave to run for the elective public office, and the leave may commence anytime within 30 days of a contested primary, special, or general election and continue until the day following the election.  The administrator may choose to use leave without pay or accrued vacation


Previously Code No. 312.2

Legal Reference: Iowa Code Chapter 55 (as amended by S.F. 199, 71st G.A. 2d Sess.).
570 Iowa Administrative Code 14.13

Cross Reference: 404.9 Leave to Run for Public Office (Certificated Staff).
410.9 Leave to Run for Public Office (Support Staff).


Adopted:  January 12, 1987


Reviewed:  January 20, 2003 
March 2006
June 20, 2011
July 11, 2016