School Teacher And Maternity Question

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Ronni - January 9

i was wondering what some of the school teachers get as far as maternity leave. I work in NYC, we get 6weeks but have to use our saved up sick days. Unfortunately i wont have enough so i will lose some pay. Also, how far up until your due date are you planning on working. I am 27 weeks now, and it is getting hard with those kids all day!

 

Emy - January 9

I know sweetie! I am a school teacher too and I have the exact same thing at my school - 6 weeks paid but taking all my saved sick days to compensate what is left over after disability. I don't get it and it is quite irritating since a sick day should could for a WHOLE day of school and I am sure I have more than 6 weeks of sick days saved up. Oh well, it is a futile argument at my school. But, I have to go back to work before the summer because I pay every month from my paycheck for medical insurance (my dh and I are on my insurance and hence our future daughter) and we don't want to pay out of pocket. Plus, I want to get paid this summer so I have to go back. Anyways, this is what I am doing - although I have back aches and feel miserable ( I am starting my 35th week), I am working until baby arrives, then taking the 6 weeks they cover, then taking an additional 4 weeks (without the pay but dh and I can cover those 4 weeks with a little budget squeezing), and then back to work at the end of April until summer vacation. Thankfully I have family that can watch the baby. But I think it sucks! If I could have planned it better I would have had her for April but...oh well.

 

Emy - January 9

I answered this and it seems to have deleted my thread! Oh well, I will try to post again later...:(

 

bump - January 22

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Angie - January 22

I teach in Michigan. I get 6 weeks maternity and another 6 weeks family medical leave act if I want it. I have 9.5 weeks of sick pay saved and I can borrow 20 days from the sick bank. So I can take 12 paid weeks off. I'm due March 18. So as long as my little girl doesn't decide to come early, and I can work up to my due date, I will be able to take off the rest of the year paid. If she comes early I'll have to go back for a week or two which will be more disruptive for the kids!

 

febbaby - January 22

Under FMLA you are ent_tled to twelve weeks. You may use 6 weeks of sick time during that time. Your benefits will kick off after 12 weeks.

 

Tess - January 23

Im not a school teacher but I work at the office. 97+ hrs of sitting 5 days a wk) im 23-24 wks pg and Ive decided Im gonna start my leave on Feb 24th (Im 28 wks pg by then) I am due May 19th. We're expecting a baby girl. Right now Im havign a lot of discomfort on my lower back plus the nauseau is back. I just can't take it any more. I need to go hibernate ASAP.

 

Tess - January 23

I meant 7+ hrs of sitting my b___t off w/ 30 mins break (15 am and 15 pm) About your Q's.......how how long have you work for the school? if its longer than 1 yr or atleast 1 yr.....under FMLA you're ent_tled 12 wks plus do you have short term disability insurance w/ them? if so.....you can use that so you'll have income while youre not working. It varies from what percentage of your salary do you want taken out. Max pay out for that is 6 mos. Goodluck!

 

Louisa - January 23

I am also a NYC teacher and my due date is March 16th. I had planned on working up until the February break but found out that in order to get paid for that week I will need to go in for at least 1 day after the break which will bring me up to almost 37 weeks. I'm teaching phys.ed (100 kids per cla__s and always on my feet) and commuting over an hour each way so I hope I can make it this long!! Anyway - I got the following information from a neighbor who is a retired teacher and was his union chapter leader: He recommeded that I use up my CAR days first of all and then apply for a 30 day unpaid leave. That will allow another month's percentage to be added to my summer pay. When the baby arrives I will start my 6 week maternity leave and then at the end of that apply for a Family Leave to take me through the end of the school year. I know it's unpaid but I can't imagine going back for the last few weeks of the school year! I'm still trying to find out if this information is correct - but getting straight answers is difficult. Any help here would be appreciated!!

 

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