Jordan School District
Statement of

Number: DP323
Effective: 6/11/02
Revision: 9/8/09
Reviewed: 5/28/13

SUBJECT: Abandonment of Position

I. Board Directive

The Board recognizes the need for consistent attendance by dependable personnel to provide a quality education for students and to keep the District operating effectively and expects personnel to give proper notification to their supervisors when they are absent from their positions.    The Board delegates to the Administration the responsibility for policy regarding abandonment of position.

II. Administrative Policy

Personnel refers to all licensed, classified, administrative and part-time employees of Jordan School District.  The following administrative policy provisions shall be used in implementing this policy:

  1. Workers who are absent from work for three (3) consecutive working days and are capable of providing proper notification to their supervisor, but do not, shall be considered to have abandoned their position.
  2. An immediate supervisor may recommend the termination of an employee who has been deemed to have abandoned his/her position.  The employee shall be informed of the action in writing by the Administrator of Human Resources.
  3. The employee shall have the right to appeal to the Administrator of Human Resources within five (5) working days of receipt or delivery of the notice of abandonment to the last known address.
  4. If the termination action is appealed, the Administrator of Human Resources shall not be required to prove that the employee intended to abandon the position.


These policies have been developed and approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district. Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.

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