Chicago Public Schools Employee Benefit: Maternity & Paternity Leave | Glassdoor

Chicago Public Schools Maternity & Paternity Leave

Updated Jun 06, 2017

106 employees reported this benefit

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  • May 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Special Education Teacher, Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois

    From what I've seen with colleagues, it is a very good benefit.

  • Oct 16, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Special Education Teacher in Chicago, Illinois

    Schools are usually good about maternity leave. You may not have a job in the specific courses you taught previously.

  • Apr 23, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Education Administrator in Chicago, Illinois

    I like that parents are provided the opportunity to take maternity leave; however, I fee it should be a short-term disability option to help single mothers who do not have two incomes to support leave without pay.

  • Sep 27, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former clerical in Chicago, Illinois

    Especially for a first born you should have more extended paid.

  • Jul 18, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Teacher in Chicago, Illinois

    Finally are giving it under "short term" disability. Before had to save sick and personal days.

  • May 04, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Teacher in Chicago, Illinois

    The schools offer leave for both parents, which is excellent, but this is an unpaid leave, unless you have sick days and then you basically have to use them all up.

  • Jan 19, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Teacher in Chicago, Illinois

    I was very happy to know that I was able to take some time off to be with my baby and that my position would be secure.

  • Jun 23, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Desktop Architect in Chicago, Illinois

    Family leave poliicies were updated a couple years ago to allow for some PTO; previously you got FMLA and whatever benefit time you had accrued from years of service.

  • Feb 18, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    not very clear..had to return to work sooner than I thought

  • Dec 13, 2014
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

    You have to use up all your days before this maternity program begins. Once you return to work, you have to pray your child doesn't get sick, or you make all the appointments for after work, or you really plan to have your child as school ends, so you can be off without missing anything.

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