Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA

Policy No. 5406




The district shall establish and administer a leave sharing plan in which eligible employees may donate excess leave for use by an eligible recipient who is suffering from, or has a relative or household member suffering from, an extraordinary or severe illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition or who has been called to service in the uniform services.

Such a program is intended to extend leave benefits to an eligible recipient who otherwise would have to take leave without pay or terminate his or her employment with the district.

The superintendent is directed to establish procedures to donate leave to an eligible recipient who earns personal holiday leave, staff members who accrue annual leave and sick leave and staff members who accrue leave to be used for illnesses, injuries, or emergencies.  The superintendent is directed to administer the leave-sharing plan in a manner consistent with state law and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Longview School District does not participate in the transfer of leave by employees of one state agency to another.


Legal References:

RCW   28A.400.380 Leave sharing program
41.04.650-665 Leave sharing program
41.04.665 Leave sharing program
WAC   392-126-004-104 Finance, leave sharing


Management Resources:

Policy News, October 2010 Leave Sharing
Policy News, October 2004 Revisions to the State Leave Sharing Program
Policy News, August 1999 Staff may share personal holiday



(Policy number changed from 5328 to 5406 on February 13, 2012)


Initially Adopted: June 11, 1990

Adopted: March 8, 2010

Amended: February 13, 2012