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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022

14.1 Child Rearing Leave
  1. Application Procedures: The employee shall make written application for an unpaid child rearing leave to the Benefits Department at least 90 days in advance unless the employee is unable to provide such notice due to medical reasons, or in the case of an adoption, the employee is unable to provide such advance notice due to the placement requirements of the adoption process. An employee must have worked for the District for one year in order to be eligible for apply for child rearing leave.

  2. Duration of the Unpaid Child Rearing Leave: The maximum length of the leave shall be twelve (12) consecutive months. An employee shall be granted one child rearing leave per child. Child rearing leave shall only be granted for non-school aged children.

  3. Benefits during the unpaid child rearing leave:

    1. The child rearing leave is an unpaid leave.

    2. During the unpaid child rearing leave, the employee may continue participation in insurance programs at his/her own expense. If the premium is not received by the due date established by the District, the employee’s insurance coverage shall be terminated.

    3. During the unpaid child rearing leave, the employee shall retain accumulated paid sick leave, but shall not accrue any additional paid leave during the unpaid child rearing leave.

  4. Return from the Unpaid Child Rearing Leave: The employee shall retain the right to return to the position he/she formerly held at the time the leave was requested.