The placement of a professional staff member on administrative leave with pay will be governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. In the absence of an applicable collective bargaining agreement provision, this policy will apply.

When there is reasonable cause to suspect employee breach of contract, poor performance, incompetency, gross immorality, unprofessional conduct, insubordination, neglect of duty, or the violation of any policy or regulation of the school district, the employee may be placed on paid administrative leave by the superintendent. Placement on paid administrative leave is for the purpose of stabilizing the situation and shall not constitute disciplinary action taken by the employer. While on paid administrative leave the employee will be temporarily disengaged from their responsibilities until the matter which resulted in the placement on paid administrative leave is concluded. An employee on paid administrative leave shall continue to receive all benefits of employment. The employee on paid administrative leave may subsequently be reinstated to his/her responsibilities or be notified of a recommendation that he/she be suspended without pay or a recommendation that his/her employment with the District be terminated.