FMLA, Maternity/Paternity and Other Leave Information
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 requires employers to grant eligible employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected unpaid leave during a 12-month period for any of the following reasons:
- for incapacity due to pregnancy, prenatal care or childbirth
- to care for the employee's child after birth, or placement for adoption or foster care;
- to care for the employee's spouse, son or daughter or parent who has a serious health condition; or
- for a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform his/her job.
In addition, Military Family Leave entitlements are available to eligible employees.
Eligible employees are those who have been employed by the district for a cumulative total of 12 months and who have completed at least 1,250 hours of service in the 12-month period immediately prior to the time the leave is to commence.
Whenever an employee uses leave that is potentially FMLA-qualifying, the district will inquire further of the employee or the employee's spokesperson to ascertain whether the leave qualifies as FMLA leave. Whenever the district has acquired knowledge that the leave is being taken for an FMLA-required reason, Human Resources will provide the employee the FMLA rights notice indicating that the time off work is counting against his/her family and medical leave entitlement.
An employee should request FMLA leave when the need for such leave is foreseeable. In such instances, the request should be made at least 30 days prior to the time the leave is to commence. Otherwise, the employee must make the request as soon as practicable after the need for leave is known.
Parental Leave fall under FMLA. Please see the current contracts for more information.
All parents who will be taking time off related to the birth or adoption of a child are required to fill out the Parental Leave Form.
After completing the form, the Human Resource Department will reach out to schedule an appointment with you.