106 employees reported this benefit
From what I've seen with colleagues, it is a very good benefit.
Schools are usually good about maternity leave. You may not have a job in the specific courses you taught previously.
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.
Especially for a first born you should have more extended paid.
Finally are giving it under "short term" disability. Before had to save sick and personal days.
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.
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.
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.
not very clear..had to return to work sooner than I thought
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.