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Extended Leave/FMLA Leave

The Green Local School District Board of Education recognizes that an employee may need to take extended time off during the scope of his/her contractual obligation for medical reasons. 

There are two types of leave that may be used for this purpose:

  1. Paid Leave:  An employee may make use of up to 12 weeks of accumulated leave (sick leave, personal leave, vacation leave) at full pay in the event the he or she needs an extended leave of absence for medical reasons;

  2. Unpaid Leave:  

All requests for unpaid leaves of absence by professional staff members shall be presented by the Superintendent to the Board of Education for approval.

Any professional staff member granted a leave of absence by the Board shall be considered to have terminated all work with the School District until the completion of the leave. Exceptions may be made by the Superintendent in cases where the best interest of the District might be served.

Basic Information About The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA entitles an eligible employee of a covered employer to take unpaid, job-protected leave, with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave. When the employee returns to work from FMLA leave, the employer must restore the employee to the same job or a similar job with virtually identical pay, benefits, and other conditions of employment. 

Eligible employees may take up to 12 work weeks of  leave in a 12-month period for:  

  • childbirth and to care for and bond with the newborn within one year of the child's birth; 

  • adoption or foster care placement of a child and to care for and bond with the child within one year of the placement; 

  • to care for the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent who has a serious health condition;

  • the employee's own serious health condition that makes him or her unable to work; and

  • any "qualifying exigency" arising out of the deployment to a foreign country of the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent who is in the Regular Armed Forces or National Guard or Reserves;

Eligible employees may take up to 26 work weeks in a single 12-month period to care for certain current service members or veterans with a qualifying serious injury or illness incurred or aggravated in the line of duty on active duty. The employee must be the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of the servicemember or veteran. 

If you believe you are eligible or have questions regarding your eligibility, contact Eydie Snowberger or Alicia Austin.


Applicable Green Local School District Board of Education Policies

FMLA for Certified Employees [3430.01]

FMLA for Classified Employes [4430.01]

FMLA for Administrative Employees  [1631.01]