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Bereavement, Family, Emergency Leave – Non Bargaining Employees

Bereavement leave may be granted up to five (5) days for death in the employee’s family. If extended travel or a second leave is necessary to attend to a funeral, memorial service or business relating to the death, two (2) additional days will be allowed.

Immediate family is defined as the following family relationships to either the employee or their spouse/domestic partner: mother, father, parent surrogate, spouse/domestic partner, child, adopted or foster child, parent in-law, son or daughter in-law, brother or sister, brother or sister in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, any other relative living in the immediate household of the employee, or other person standing in a familial relationship.

One (1) day of bereavement leave will be allowed for a close friend or other relation.


Cross Reference:         Board Policy 5021                        Conflicts Between Policy & Bargaining Agreements


Legal References:       RCW 28A.400.300                       Hiring and discharging employees — Written leave policies — Seniority and leave benefits of employees transferring between school districts

                                    RCW 49.12.270                            Sick leave, time off — Care of family members

                                    Chapter 49.76 RCW                     Domestic Violence Leave



Adoption Date: 08.11.69

Former Policy Number 5321, 5323

Clover Park School District

Revised: 08.11.69; 05.12.86; 06.12.95; 02.10.03; 08.13.12; 02.12.18