Board Policy 4210
The Board has a duty to supervise its employees pursuant to the provisions of The School Code. In accordance with this duty, the Board hereby enacts this Policy to govern suspensions, both with and without pay, of its certified and non-certified employees. This policy is supplemental to all other powers of the Board and does not limit its powers to dismiss, transfer, withhold step increases, or otherwise discipline its employees.
An employee may be suspended by the Board or Superintendent with pay from his or her duties or for any portion of such duties during any Board investigation of conduct constituting disobedience or misconduct or as might otherwise be appropriate for the best interests of the district.
An employee may be suspended by the Board or Superintendent without pay from his or her duties or for any portion of such duties for conduct constituting disobedience or misconduct or as might otherwise be appropriate for the best interests of the district.
Before imposing a suspension without pay, the Superintendent or designee shall meet with the employee, advise the employee of the charges or reasons for which the suspension is being imposed, and provide him/her with an opportunity to respond to the charges.
Any suspension without pay shall not exceed twenty (20) employment days.
Any criminal conviction resulting from the investigation or allegations shall require the employee to repay to the District all compensation and the value of all benefits received by the employee during the suspension. The Superintendent or designee will notify the employee of this requirement when the employee is suspended.