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AGLO 1973 NO. 49 >

Under RCW 28A.67.900, a school district may grant to a teacher a one year leave of absence, unpaid, when the teacher's position is not being terminated, and at the same time hire a replacement teacher for that person, with the express agreement that the replacement will resign at the end of the year to allow the district to meet its obligation to the original teacher to reassign him in his old position which the district would have agreed to prior to the taking of the unpaid leave of absence.