Garnishment shall mean a legal stoppage of a specified sum from wages to satisfy a creditor. Any writ of garnishment will be received and signed by the superintendent or his/her designee. Following such notice, the notice shall be forwarded to the Human Resources Department for purposes of recording to make the necessary changes to the staff member’s wages, and to draft a warrant for the garnished amount to be written and forwarded to the creditor as directed.
The Human Resources Department will notify the staff member, in writing, that the garnishment is being processed and will recommend the staff member seek debt counseling. The staff member will also be notified that if three (3) garnishments are served within a period of twelve (12) consecutive months, the staff member may be terminated.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Superintendent: August 9, 2000
Revised by the Superintendent: 06.04