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Laura Calif
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Leaves of Absences

A leave of absence is a period of time an employee takes away from his or her job while still holding the title of employee from the period the leaves starts to when the period returns. A leave of absence might be taken for many reasons. Some instances of a leave of absence include medical leave, pregnancy disability leave, parental leave and family care leave. Some leaves are mandated by federal or state law and others are outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreements between the labor unions and the District. Below is information on how to utilize available leaves when needed. For more detailed information, please review your Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Medical Leave

When you are ill or medically unable to report to work for an extended period of time (5 or more consecutive days). A physician's statement must accompany the Request for Leave form. 

Pregnancy Disability Leave

Please refer to the Pregnancy Disability Leave Information Packet for more information.

Child Care Leave (unpaid)

Child care leave may be granted to any employee in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. 


Military Leave

This leave shall be granted and compensated in accordance with the Military and Veterans Code. Orders must be attached to the Request for Leave form. 

Personal (unpaid)

Optional time off for personal reasons. This leave is unpaid and employee is responsible for all medical premiums that are typically deducted from your paycheck. 

Parental Leave (AB 2393)

Please refer to the Pregnancy Disability Leave Information Packet for more information.

Family Care Leave/Kin Care

To care for a family member with a serious health condition. Must have at least 12 months of service with the District and have worked 1,250 hours before the leave begins. Eligible employees may take up to 12 work weeks in a 12-month period.