Policy Management 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
Policy Management
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SS 8.0 - Absence for Reasons of Faith or Conscience :


SUMMARY/SCOPE
Pursuant to RCW 1.16.050 and RCW 28B.10.039, Edmonds Community College   allows  holidays for employees and students for reasons of faith or conscience

DESCRIPTION
Edmonds Community College employees and students are entitled to two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.  

Each holiday taken under this policy must be taken as a whole day, i.e. the day many not be divided into hours and taken piecemeal. Student’s grades may not be adversely impacted by absences authorized under this policy.  For employees, these excused absences are in addition to State legal holidays observed by the college. 

RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
RCW 1.16.050 - ”Legal holidays” and “legislatively recognized days”—Unpaid holidays for employees with appointments or contracts of less than twelve consecutive months.

RCW 28B.10.039 - Policies to accommodate student absences for reasons of faith or conscience or for activities conducted under the auspices of a religious organization.

SS 8.01pr - Absence for Reasons of Faith or Conscience : Student Requests for

SOURCE INFORMATION
RCW 1.16.050 (3) Legal holidays and legislatively recognized days

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
Vice President for Student Services

PRIMARY CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR (Director/Dean)
Vice President for Student Services

REVIEW PERIOD
3 Years

REVIEW HISTORY
Updated language Approved by President’s Cabinet 09/07/2016

New Policy as of 3/2/2015



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