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Maternity Leave Details

An employee who is giving birth of a child can use up to 6 weeks of maternity leave if they have donated
to the sick bank. The leave time for childbirth recovery begins the day the baby is born. The typical
recovery is up to 6 weeks for a vaginal birth and up to 8 weeks for a cesarean section birth, unless
medically extended by a medical provider. The maternity leave offered by the District is limited to 6
weeks and any additional time need for recovery would be covered by the employee’s available leave
options such as family sick, sick, and personal leave. Any time off to care for the child after recovery
would be considered bonding and may be covered by unfunded FMLA (if qualified), personal,
alternative, vacation (if available) and non-paid personal leave days. It would be the same if you had a
summer baby, as you would not receive any sick leave while off your contracted days.

FMLA Specific Details

Employees who have worked for the District for 12 months and have worked 1,250 hours in the prior 12
month period, would be eligible to use FMLA leave for childbirth. FMLA can provide up to 12 weeks of
paid and unpaid protected leave for the birth of a child. FMLA runs concurrent with all other District
leave used for childbirth.

Employees who qualify for FMLA leave can use any remaining non-paid FMLA leave up to 12 total weeks
to bond with their child. This bonding period must be consecutive days. The employee can access FMLA
bonding leave for up to one year after the child’s birth. The FMLA bonding leave will run concurrently
with any other available leave except sick leave, as the mother has recovered and the child is not sick.

The Board of Education is committed to providing a working and educational environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any District program or activity on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Lucie Chamberlain

Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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