Calling all teacher bees…questions for administration.

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I would first find a copy of your contract and make sure you know what it says.

I’ve never taken maternity leave, but I took a leave of absense and I just had to fill out a form and hand it in by a certain date. 

Your best source of information should be your union rep. I’d start there.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just asked them what I needed to do and when. They are much more familiar with the process than I am since they deal with lots of teachers who go on leave. 

I’d also ask who is responsible for finding a long term sub – you or them. Also ask about leaving plans – how many, how detailed do they need to be, etc

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

We just went up to visit with the specialized HR person.  She went over what I am “allowed” to do, reviewed sick leave hours I’ve accumulated, and laid out the options I have. It was pretty painless.  She gave me the forms I have to fill out, but they don’t have to be returned until 30 days before leave it taken.  I’m due the first day back to school after winter break, but I’m NOT going to start leave until the baby is born because I don’t want to waste any days just WAITING for the baby.  If I feel miserable I will, of course, reconsider, but I just know that friends of mine who have set a predetermined start date and delivered late really regretted it in the end. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

MrsFireChief:  I’m not pregnant, but I did check on the procedure for when we begin TTC next summer. In our district, you have to notify HR of your due date and then complete some paperwork. We only get FMLA, so if we want paid leave we have to use all of our sick and personal days so that’s where the paperwork came in. I would contact HR and go from there. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Per DH’s mother who is an admin – her district needs your due date, then they schedule a meeting, go over options and forms. They request notice of start date at 60 days out, barring any issues, mostly as they’re low on subs frequently so they request a long term sub from a nearby district who has more subs. The district offers paid parental leave for half a trimester, unpaid for one and a half trimesters, then FMLA. 

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