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  • Effective: 6/25/2002
  • Revision: 7/10/2007
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Policy
    The Board recognizes the need for guidelines relating to the absence of classified personnel to engage in activities within employee agent groups. The Administration is directed to administer guidelines for released time for classified personnel for employee agent activities.
  2. Administration Policy
    The following policy will be administered for released time for classified personnel employee agent group activities:

    1. The president of the employee agent group may be released as outlined in Policy A5B NEG – Released Time for Classified Employee Agent Group President.
    2. No employee shall be given approval for release from his/her duties for activities unless the release is requested in advance in writing by the employee agent group and approved in writing by the Superintendent or designee.  All duties performed by employees on paid employee agent leave must directly benefit the District.
    3. No employee other than the employee agent group president (see Policy A5B NEG) involved in Association activities that do not directly benefit the District shall be given approval for released time in excess of five (5) days in any one school year.
    4. The appropriate salary and benefit costs for employees granted released time for activities including those that do not directly benefit the District shall be assessed to the employee agent group.  This will be accomplished through remittance of such fees to the District from the respective employee agent group.
    5. Leave records with associated costs will be on file in the Human Resources Department.

  • Effective: 6/19/2001
  • Revision: 6/12/2007
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2014

  1. Board Directive
    The Board authorizes the release of the classified employee agent group president as specified below and directs the Administration to allow such absences according to the following provisions.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The following administrative policy provisions shall be followed in administering this policy:

    1. The employee agent group president, when serving on a released-time basis, will be released from his/her current assignment.  The employee agent will reimburse the District the total salary and benefits of the president for such released time.
    2. The released time president will declare whether it is his/her intention to return to his/her assignment previously held.  If so, at the completion of his/her term of office, the Association president will be returned to the school building, department or site where previously assigned.
    3. The right of return to the same position will exist for a maximum of two (2) years.  If a request is made for an additional term of office, the president will be guaranteed a return to the District in a position for which he/she is qualified.  The return after three (3) years may not necessarily be in the same building, department, or site which the president left.
    4. If appropriate, the individual(s) replacing the released-time president will be advised that the placement is for a limited term.
    5. Time served as released president will be counted for purposes of experience credit on the District salary schedule.  The released president will accrue all sick leave, personal leave and other leave allowed by District policy.
    6. If the employee agent group president is not serving on a full-time released-time basis, the following provisions will apply:
      1. The employee agent shall be allowed up to twenty-five (25) days per year for its president to perform employee agent business.
      2. The employee agent shall pay appropriate salary and benefit costs for days used up to twenty-five (25).
      3. These twenty-five (25) working days of release time do not include time spent on District-assigned  committee/task force meetings.
      4. For time spent on District-assigned committee/task force meetings, the employee agent group president must present a document to his/her supervisor, signed by the Superintendent, authorizing the released time.
      5. The normal notification procedures used for leave shall be followed.

  • Effective: 12/13/1988
  • Revision: 9/22/2015

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education allows secondary students to be released from school during the regular school day for the purpose of attending classes in religious instruction.  The Board holds that this policy does not violate the Constitutional requirement for separation of church and state so long as the school system and the particular church providing the religious instruction during the released time remain separate and neither institution invades the domain of the other.  Released time for religious instruction is not to be confined to any one religion.  The Board delegates to the District Administration responsibility for implementing this policy in compliance with Utah law and in accordance with State and District policy.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration directs the Administrators of Schools to work with secondary school principals to implement a program which honors parental requests for student released time for religious instruction during the school day according to the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Students will be granted released time for religious instruction only upon the written request of their parents or legal guardian.
    2. Released time is limited to one (1) class period per day.
    3. Released time is not to be granted during times when it interferes with completion of the student's regular course of study or with classes required for graduation.
    4. School credit will not be awarded for released time classes.
    5. School personnel shall not monitor attendance, maintain records, or perform any other work related to released time classes.
    6. Records of released time class attendance, released time grades, marks or other released time information are not to be included on the student's school report card or other school records.
    7. Released time class instructors are not members of the school faculty nor are they to be included as faculty members or considered faculty members in any school functions.
    8. Public school teachers, administrators, or other officials may not request released time instructors to exercise functions or assume responsibilities for public school programs which commingle activities of the two institutions.
    9. School publications shall not publish articles, pictures, reports, or records related to released time class functions or activities.

  • Effective: 7/1/1980
  • Revision: 9/8/2009
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes the need for guidelines relating to the absence of licensed personnel to engage in activities within employee agent groups.  The Administration is directed to administer guidelines for released time for licensed personnel for released-time activities.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The following policy will be administered for released time for licensed personnel for employee agent group activities:

    1. The president of the employee agent group may be released as outlined in District Policy A5—NEG – Released Time for Licensed Employee Agent Group President.
    2. No employee shall be given approval for release from his/her duties for activities unless the release is requested in advance in writing by the employee agent group and approved in writing by the Superintendent or designee.
    3. No employee other than the employee agent group president (see Policy A5—NEG) involved in activities that do not directly benefit the District shall be given approval for released time in excess of five (5) days in any one school year.
    4. The appropriate salary and benefit costs for employees granted released time for activities including those that do not directly benefit the District shall be assessed to the employee agent group.  This will be accomplished through remittance of such fees to the District from the respective employee agent group.
    5. Leave records with associated costs will be on file in the Human Resources Department.

  • Effective: 5/24/1977
  • Revision: 8/11/2009
  • Reviewed: 4/26/13

  1. Board Policy
    The Board authorizes the release of the licensed employee agent group president as specified below and directs the Administration to allow such absences according to the following provisions:
  2. Administration Policy
    The following guidelines shall be followed in administering this policy:
    Guidelines

    1. The employee agent group president, when serving on a full-time or half-time basis, will be released from his/her teaching position for the equivalent amount of time.  The employee agent will reimburse the District the comparable salary and benefits for such released time.
    2. The released-time president will declare by February 1 whether it is his/her intention to return to the teaching assignment previously held.  If so, at the completion of his/her term of office, the employee agent group president will be returned to the school building where previously assigned.  The assignment will be in the major and/or minor field of certification.  The right of return will not include reassignment of extra curricular or appointed positions previously held.
    3. The right of return to the same position will exist for a maximum of two (2) years.  If a request is made for a second two-year period, the president will be guaranteed a return to the District in a position for which he/she is qualified.  The return after four (4) years may not necessarily be in the same building which the president left.
    4. If appropriate, the individual(s) replacing the released-time president will be advised that the placement is for a limited term.
    5. Time served as released president will be counted for purposes of experience credit on the District salary schedule.  The released president will accrue all sick leave, personal leave and other leave allowed by District policy.
      If the employee agent group president is not serving on a full-time or half-time basis, the following provisions will apply:

      1. The employee agent shall be allowed up to twenty-five (25) days per year for its president to perform employee agent business.
      2. The employee agent shall pay appropriate salary and benefit costs for days used up to twenty-five (25) days.
      3. For continuity of the teaching programs, the same substitute shall be used whenever possible.
      4. The normal notification procedure used for substitutes shall be followed.

  • Effective: 8/27/1969
  • Revision: 10/16/2007
  • Revised: 5/28/2013

  1. Board Directive
    The Board of Education recognizes that there may be times when an employee is subpoenaed as a witness in court for District-related business in which the employee is party to litigation or is called for jury duty.   Therefore, the Board authorizes the District Administration to implement a policy which provides released time to eligible employees for the purpose of service jury duty or appearing as a witness in court.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall administer this policy in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Notice to the principal or immediate supervisor, together with a copy of the subpoena or notification from the court, shall be given as soon as possible after receiving such notification.  If necessary, after notification to the principal or supervisor, an employee shall arrange for a substitute through regular procedures.
    2. Time off will be documented under the heading "Jury Duty" or "Witness in Court for the District" on the Absence Record form.
    3. The employee shall be paid the difference between his/her regular salary and the amount he/she is paid as a witness or juror.
    4. Any amount paid to the employee for service as a juror or as a witness, excluding mileage, will be deducted from the employee's regular pay, or at the employee’s option he/she may retain the jury duty stipend and forfeit any payment from the District.
    5. This policy does not apply to an employee who is party to litigation or involved in non-District litigation.

Effective: 8/27/1969
Revision: 12/15/2009
Reviewed: 5/28/2013


  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that professional development activities are an important component in staff preparation and training. Therefore, the Board authorizes the District Administration to implement policy which provides released time to eligible licensed classroom teachers for the purpose of engaging in professional activities.  Such activities are to be in keeping with the needs and goals of the local school or the District.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The Administration shall administer this policy in accordance with the following administrative policy provisions:

    1. Employees who participate in professional activities at the request of the District will be provided release days and financial considerations as determined by the District.
    2. Each school shall have a quota for professional leave days which may be used during the year for authorized professional activities.  The formula for each school shall be one (1) day per 4.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs).
    3. Time spent in professional leave activities shall not be counted as an employee absence.
    4. Employees serving as the president or president-elect of a professional organization may be released from assignment to attend a national convention provided the organization or individual pays all related expenses including any substitute costs incurred.
    5. Employees serving as the president of a professional organization may be released from assignment to attend a state convention provided the organization or individual pays all related expenses including substitute costs when appropriate.  A president-elect may use two (2) personal leave days to attend a state convention provided the organization or individual pays all related expenses including substitute costs.
    6. Principals may use one or more professional days to cover the absence of an employee asked to attend a convention by a sponsoring organization provided attendance will benefit a school program or curriculum.
    7. Employees asked to attend a convention by a sponsoring organization whose absence is not covered by professional days have the following options:
      1. Use accumulated personal leave days with conference expenses covered by the employee or sponsoring organization.
      2. Take days off without pay not to exceed fifteen (15) days in three (3) years.  (See policy DP337 NEG Leave of Absence (Personal 15 Days) - Licensed)  All conference expenses must be covered by the employee or sponsoring organization.
    8. Released time for other professional duties requires prior approval by the principal or immediate supervisor and the Superintendent.
    9. The principal shall have responsibility for assigning the professional leave days after consideration is given to input and recommendations from the school advisory council.
    10. Each school must submit an annual report including the number, names and types of release time activities to its Administrator of Schools.  The report will be shared with the Teacher Quality and Professional Development Committee on an annual basis.
    11. Professional Development Days may only be used for workshops, conferences or activities in support of a teaching assignment. Professional Development Days may not be used for activities related to extracurricular assignments.