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Family Care Leave

A FAMILY CARE LEAVE may be granted for birth of a child of the employee, adoption or foster care of a child by employee, serious health condition of a child of the employee, the employee’s own serious health condition or the care of a parent or spouse who has a serious health condition. The employee must have been employed for at least 12 months and have served for 130 workdays during the 12 months immediately preceding the effective date of the leave. This is an unpaid leave, but the District maintains health benefits for the employee.

 
Request for Certificated Leave of Absence Form
DEADLINE - These leaves may be applied for at any time.
FORMS - For a Family Care Leave you need the following forms:
 
  Request to Return from Leave Form
 
FAQs REGARDING FAMILY CARE LEAVES
 
I have been working as a contract teacher for 2 years. My mother is very ill, what options do I have to spend some time with her
 
The Family Care and Medical Leave is available to an employee who has been employed for 12 months and has worked at least 130 workdays during the 12 months preceding the request for leave.
  • This is an unpaid leave, but benefits are covered.
  • Leave cannot exceed 12 work weeks in a year.
  • Teacher has return rights back to the same school.
  • Benefits are maintained.
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