Absences/Leaves FAQs

  • How Do I Request a Leave?

  • What is FMLA?

  • Who qualifies for FMLA?

  • Do we participate in the new rules for New York State Paid Family Leave?

  • What if my doctor says I qualify for NYS disability?

  • I was out 5-6 days for illness such as flu so do I need to apply for FMLA?

  • Do I need to keep my department informed of my leave?

  • What do I need to do to extend my existing leave?

  • I had an intermittent leave on file last school year. Can it continue?

  • Am I eligible for FMLA leave if I need to take a leave for myself or family member?

  • What days do I use for maternity or for an extended sick leave?

  • I’m having a baby so will I be paid for 12 weeks?

  • My wife is having a baby. Do fathers also get maternity or paternity leave?

  • I am ill or need surgery and have exhausted all my sick time. Am I eligible for a leave?

  • Can I take a leave for a seriously ill family member?

  • Can I use all my Sick days for family leave?

  • Am I required to use my Sick Days during a leave?

  • I want to return but I have restrictions. When can I return?

  • Can I donate my unused Sick days to another employee?

  • Can I apply for more than 1 leave a year?

  • Do I have to take a full or half day for a doctor’s appointment?

  • What is the difference between Sick and Family Sick days?

  • What happens if I need to use a Personal day before a holiday for something scheduled out of my control?

  • What do I need to do if I have to call in sick?

  • How do I know how many Sick, Personal and Vacations days I have?

  • Do you have an Emergency Sick Bank, and are we required to contribute to this bank?