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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 5315 - GARNISHMENT AND PERSONAL CREDIT PROBLEMS

When so ordered by the Superior Court, the district shall comply with the directives of a Writ of Garnishment filed against a staff member of the district. Each garnishment or action for collection of debts will be reviewed by the superintendent, or designee, and such information will become a part of the record of the staff member. Attempts will be made to counsel any such staff member with regard to the staff member’s financial problems. The district shall not discharge a staff member for the reason that a creditor of the staff member has subjected or attempted to subject unpaid earnings of the employee to a writ of wage garnishment directed to the district. This provision shall not apply if garnishments on three or more separate indebtedness are served upon the district within any period of twelve (12) consecutive months.

Legal References:
State and municipal corporations subject to garnishment—Service of writ - RCW 6.27.040
Garnished employee not to be discharged— Exception - RCW 6.27.170

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 9, 2000
Revised by the Board: 03.04