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6.26 Jury or Witness Duty

6.26 Jury or Witness Duty

Chapter 6.00: Personnel

6.26*

JURY OR WITNESS DUTY

POLICY

I. An employee of the Board who is summoned as a member of a jury panel may be granted temporary duty leave. Any jury fees may be retained by the employee. The Board shall not reimburse the employee for meals, lodging, and travel expenses incurred while serving as a juror.

II. An employee who is subpoenaed as a witness, not involving personal litigation, may be granted temporary leave. Any witness fees may be retained by the employee. The Board shall not reimburse the employee for meals, lodging, and travel expenses incurred while serving as a witness.

III. When an employee is subpoenaed in line of duty to represent the Board as a witness or defendant, he/she may be granted temporary duty leave, since his/her appearance in such cases shall be considered a part of his job assignment. The employee may retain any fees received from the court. In the event no fees are received from the court, he/she may be paid per diem and travel expenses.

IV. In no case shall temporary duty leave with pay be granted for court attendance when an employee is engaged in personal litigation. In such cases, an employee may request personal leave.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 40.24, 40.271, 1001.43, 1012.66, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

HISTORY: Adopted: 07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: C-29, E-23

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