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  • 1.  Does your school offer maternity leave?

    Posted 11-08-2022 12:11 PM
    Hello!
    Do any of you offer maternity leave as a benefit for teachers? If so, what is your policy?
    Have you paid them while they were out? For how long?

    We have never paid salary for teachers out on maternity leave, but I think we have offered a continued tuition discount for their older children.
    Unfortunately, I can't remember and don't think we wrote down the policy. I'm having a hard time remembering old policies that are before the pandemic!

    Thank you for sharing any of your policies with me.
    Is anyone else having a hard time remember pre-Covid policies??!

    My Best,

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    Nina Burrows
    Preschool Director
    FUMC Preschool
    Fort Worth TX
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  • 2.  RE: Does your school offer maternity leave?

    Posted 11-09-2022 08:22 AM
    We do not offer maternity per say, but all of our staff get 12 paid sick days and two weeks paid vacation (more for length of service) that they can use before applying for Paid Family and Medical Leave from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I believe FMLA protects 12 weeks, but I am unsure how many paid weeks they offer. I want to say six though.

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    Samantha Lemoine
    Program Director
    The Child Development Center at RFK Community Alliance
    Lancaster MA
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  • 3.  RE: Does your school offer maternity leave?

    Posted 11-09-2022 12:01 PM
    Thank you, Samantha!

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    Nina Burrows
    Preschool Director
    FUMC Preschool
    Fort Worth TX
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  • 4.  RE: Does your school offer maternity leave?

    Posted 11-10-2022 06:08 AM
    Massachusetts may be different, but I am in Maryland and I do not think FMLA offers any paid time, only employment protection for the 12 weeks you mentioned.

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    Sara Peters
    North East MD
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  • 5.  RE: Does your school offer maternity leave?

    Posted 11-10-2022 09:19 AM
    Massachusetts started offering Paid FMLA a year or two ago. We all began paying into it through out paycheck deductions a year before the program started.

    I looked it up, Massachusetts requires 12 weeks paid leave and 20 weeks protected leave. I believe you have to have worked for 12 months prior and the company needs to have a minimum number of employees to be required to offer it.

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    Samantha Lemoine
    Program Director
    The Child Development Center at RFK Community Alliance
    Lancaster MA
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