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400 Personnel

Series 400

400    Principles of Employment

          400.1       Statement of Guiding Principles

          400.2       Definitions

          400.3       Equal Employment Opportunity and Prohibition of Harassment

          400.3R1  Equal Employment Opportunity and Prohibition of Harassment Procedures

          400.3R1  Exhibit A – Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form

          400.3R1  Exhibit B – Discrimination/Harassment Witness Statement

          400.3R1  Exhibit C – Summary of Disposition of Discrimination or Harassment Complaint

          400.4       Employee Complaint Procedures


401    Selection and Employment of Personnel

          401.1       Recruitment of Personnel

          401.2       Qualifications

          401.3       Licensure and Transcripts

          401.4       Individual Contracts

          401.5       Employee Probationary Status

          401.6       Resignations

          401.7       Reserved

          401.8       Discipline and Discharge


402    Job Assignments and Evaluations

          402.1       Orientation

          402.2       Professional Staff Development

          402.3       Assignments and Transfers

          402.4       Evaluations

          402.5       Personnel Files; Release of Information


403    Compensation and Employment

          403.1       Compensation and Salary Basis

          403.2       Group Insurance Benefits

          403.3       Annuities

          403.4       Travel Reimbursement; Use of School Vehicle

          403.5       Activity Passes


404    Work Hours and Leaves of Absence

          404.1       Work Day and Work Year

          404.2       Holidays and Other Leave Days

          404.3       Vacations

          404.4       Personal Leaves of Absence

          404.5       Personal Illness and Family Illness Leaves of Absence

          404.6       Extended Disability Leaves of Absence/Family and Medical Leave

          404.6R1  Family and Medical Leave Regulations

          404.6R1         Exhibit A – Rights Under the FMLA Posting

          404.6R1         Exhibit B – U.S. Department of Labor FMLA Fact Sheet

          404.6R1         Exhibit C – Family and Medial Leave Request Form

          404.6R1         Exhibit D – Employer Response to Employee Request for Family and Medical Leave

          404.6R1         Exhibit E – Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition

          404.6R1         Exhibit F – Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition

          404.6R1         Exhibit G – Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember for Military Family Leave

          404.6R1         Exhibit H – Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family Leave

          404.7       Bereavement Leaves of Absence

          404.8       Professional Leaves of Absence

          404.9       Military Service Leaves of Absence

          404.10     Jury Duty and Legal Leaves of Absence

          404.11     Political Leaves of Absence

          404.12     Unpaid Leaves of Absence


405    Employee Health and Safety

          405.1       Health Examinations

          405.1              Exhibit A – Health Examination Form

                                 Exhibit B – Health Examination Form (West Side Quality Preschool Program Standards)

          405.2       Communicable Diseases

          405.3       Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

          405.4       Injury at Work

          405.4              Exhibit A – Employee Emergency Medical Form

          405.5       Hazardous Chemical Disclosure

          405.6       Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

          405.7       Drug and Alcohol Testing Program   

          405.7              Exhibit A – Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Notice to Employees

          405.7              Exhibit B –Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Acknowledgement Form

          405.7              Exhibit C – Consent for Request of Information

          405.7              Exhibit D – Drug and Alcohol Test Notification Form

          405.7              Exhibit E – Certification of Previous Employers Requiring a Commercial Driver's


          405.7              Exhibit F – Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Observation

          405.7              Exhibit G – Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Pre-employment Drug Test

                                      Acknowledgment Form

          405.7              Exhibit H – Random Testing of Driver Change List Form

          405.7              Exhibit I – Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing Instructions to Drivers

          405.7R1  Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Regulation

          405.7R2  Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Definitions



406    Employee Ethics and Professional Standards

          406.1       Tutoring and Conducting Personal Business

          406.2       Conflicts of Interest

          406.3       Gifts and Honoraria to District Employees and Their Families

          406.4       Personnel Political Activity

          406.5       Nepotism

          406.6       Reporting Child and Dependent Adult Abuse

          406.6R1  Child Abuse Reporting Regulation

          406.7       Publication or Creation of Materials

          406.8       Computer/Internet Usage

          406.8              Exhibit A – Employee Computer/Internet Form

          406.9       Notification of Arrests, Criminal Charges and of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse



407    Employee Personal Activities

          407.1       Responsibility for Personal Property

          407.2       Solicitations

          407.3       Desks, Lockers and Storage Areas


408    Other Personnel

          408.1       Substitutes

          408.2       Student Teachers and Interns

          408.3       Volunteers


The Board of directors of the Decorah Community School District reviewed all of the policies in Series 400, Personnel, on the following dates:

April 14, 2003

March 10, 2008

September 16, 2013

August 12, 2019