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Family Medical Leave Act


    Employees of the Crisp County Board of Education ("Board of Education") who have been employed by the Board of Education for at least 12 months and have worked at least 1250 hours during the previous 12 months are eligible to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA").

    An employee may request and/or be given leave for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. Birth of a son or daughter and to care for the newborn child;

  2. Adoption or foster placement of a son or daughter with the employee;

  3. To care for the employee's family member (spouse, son, daughter or parent), if that person has a serious health condition;

  4. Serious health condition of employee that prevents the employee from performing his/her job functions.

  5. Any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a military member on active duty or call to covered active duty status (or has been notified of an impending call or order to covered active duty).

  6. To care for up to a total of 26 workweeks in a single 12-month period for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.

In the event of the birth, adoption or foster placement of a son or daughter, all leave must be completed within twelve months after the birth, adoption or foster placement. In certain cases, FMLA leave may be taken on an intermittent basis rather than all at once, or the employee may work a part-time schedule.