FMLA Information for Employees

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees may take up to 12 workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:

    • The birth of a son or daughter or placement of a son or daughter with the employee for adoption or
      foster care, and to bond with the newborn or newly-placed child;
    • To care for a spouse, son, daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition, including incapacity due to pregnancy and for prenatal medical care;
    • For a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job, including incapacity due to pregnancy and for prenatal medical care; or
    • For any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that a spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a military member on covered active duty or call to covered active duty status.

    School District FMLA Policy:

    For more information on FMLA:

    FMLA Forms:

    Process to Request FMLA Leave:

    • As soon as the employee knows they will be in need of an FMLA leave, they should submit their request.
    • A letter from the employee requesting the leave is also required. 
      • The letter should include
        • When the leave will begin and anticipated date of return
        • How time time will be taken (paid/unpaid)
          • If using accruals to support pay rights, which accruals are being used and how many. 
    • The applicable FMLA form must be filled out by the treating physician and returned to Personnel with the letter requesting the leave for Board approval.