Family Care Leave

Family Care Leave

All employees who have completed one (1) year of continuous service for the District shall be entitled to up to six (6) months of unpaid family care leave in a twenty-four (24)-month period as provided by law. Family Care Leave is available for the following reasons:

• Care of the child of the employee following the birth of that child.

• The placement of the child with the employee for adoption or foster/adoption program.

• Serious illness of the child of the employee.

• Care for a parent or spouse who has serious health condition.

• A serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his/her position.

The total time provided in Family Care Leave shall include the time provided in Emergency Leave, Disability Pregnancy Leave, Child Rearing Leave and Child Adoption Leave. If the need for family care leave is foreseeable, the employee shall provide the District with reasonable advance notice of the need for the leave. If the need is foreseeable due to planned medical treatment, the employee shall make a reasonable effort to schedule the treatment to avoid disruption of work schedule. Sick leave may be used for family care leave when due to the employee’s own illness or as required by law (AB109). The employee may use accumulated vacation as part of the leave. The family care leave does not constitute a break in service for seniority or longevity. During the time of leave, the District will continue to provide health and welfare benefits at the same contribution rate as an active employee. The District is entitled