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Policies » Section G: Personnel » GCCBC: Family And Medical Leave Act

Policy Date: 01/04/2024

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Consistent with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the School District recognizes that
eligible employees have access to unpaid family and medical leave for up to twelve (12) weeks during
any twelve (12) month period. The intent of this policy is to summarize the Act as it applies to eligible
employees of the School District. Employees should consult regulations that implement the Act for
more specific definitions and criteria for use. It is not the intent of this Policy to provide additional or
different provisions than those specified in the Act and its implementing regulations.

A school district employee must have been employed by the school district for at least 12 months and
who has worked at least 900 hours in the previous 12-month period shall be eligible for family and
medical leave under the same terms and conditions as leave provided to eligible employees under the
federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

Family leave shall be provided when a son or daughter is born to the employee or when one is placed
with the employee for adoption or foster care. Medical leave shall be provided for the serious health
condition of the employee, or in order for the employee to take care of a spouse, child, or parent who
has a serious health condition rendering him/her unable to perform the functions of his/her job.

An employee may elect, or the District may require, an employee to use accrued paid vacation,
personal, or family leave for purposes of family leave. An employee may elect, or the District may
require, an employee to use accrued vacation, personal, or medical/sick leave for purposes of medical

The employee shall notify the District of his/her request for leave, if foreseeable, at least thirty (30)
days prior to the date when the leave is to begin. If such leave is not foreseeable, then the employee
shall give such notice as is practical. The District may require a certification from a health care
provider if medical leave is requested. When an employee returns following a leave, he/she must be
returned to the same or equivalent position of employment. The Superintendent, or his/her designee,
may reassign a teacher consistent with the teacher’s agreement, to a different grade level, building, or
other assignment, consistent with the employee’s certification.

The District shall post a notice prepared or approved by the Secretary of Labor stating the pertinent
provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act, including information concerning the enforcement of
the Act.

The user of this policy is also directed to the applicable provisions of any Collective Bargaining
Agreements in the district.

Legal Reference:
Title 29 ß 2601 et. seq.

Adopted: June 2, 2005
Revised: November 7, 2019, January 4, 2024