FAQ: Maternity Leave Summary:
- Doctor's note is needed to go out anytime prior to due date.
- Then beginning the day of birth you receive 6 weeks (calendar days, not work days) of paid maternity using sick leave (8 weeks for cesarean). If you are out of sick then leave then you receive differential pay which is when a teachers receive full pay minus $160 a day for sub cost.
- 2015 law AB375 entitles mothers and fathers to differential pay for 12 additional weeks anytime within the first year after birth (technically this is CFRA leave). You do not need a doctor note for this.
- You can lose some amount of service credit for being on differential pay.
- Definitely consider joining CTA-endorsed The Standard short-term disability program if planning pregnancy.
- HR now strongly suggests meeting in person to discuss all details.
- HR is requesting two weeks advanced notice prior to going on CFRA leave.
- District will allow taking the 12 weeks of CFRA differential pay in up to three different periods of time.