Leaves of Absence

Family Medical Leave Act

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take leave for their own serious health conditions, child-bonding, specific family members' serious health conditions, or for reasons related to a family member's military service. Each eligible employee may take up to 12 workweeks of family and medical leave in a 12-month period. This leave may be paid depending on the reason for leave.

Assembly Bill 2393

Assembly Bill 2393, also known as Paid Parental Leave, became effective on January 1, 2017. Paid Parental Leave is defined as a leave taken for the birth of a child of the employee or the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care. Employees are entitled to use up to 12 workweeks of current and accumulated sick leave for AB 2393 leave. If an employee does not have 12 workweeks of sick leave but wants to take 12 workweeks of child-bonding/parental leave, he or she may receive differential pay for the remainder of the 12 workweeks of parental leave.


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.  The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act address provisions of the law, specifically as they apply to the employees of California school districts. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Please click on the link below for employee rights.

For further information regarding leaves of absence, please contact:

Sarah Fernandez, HR Specialist (certificated) at extension 1017
Octavio Ortega, HR Specialist (classified) at extension 1018