Having a Baby?
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby! This page is intended as a general guide on what moms and dads need to do when their baby is born and general information regarding Maternity Leaves within the district. For more information related directly to your situation please contact us, we would love to discuss it with you!
Congratulations, you just found out you're expecting a baby! While we don't need to know before you tell your family, we do need to know 3 to 6 months before your expected date of delivery.
An employee that has successfully completed a one-year term of service is entitled to a one-year maternity related leave of absence. An employee may also request to return to work after a minimum of 18 weeks from the date of birth of the child. Apply for your leave to Human Resources during this time frame and attach a note from your doctor confirming this date. You will receive detailed information on what's to come from the Director of Personnel and Payroll.
2 weeks before your due date ...
We presume that the 2 weeks prior to your due date you will be on an involuntary health related leave (as long as it is during contracted service) and we will treat this period as a sick leave period and pay you sick leave if you have the accumulated credits. If a health condition as outlined by a medical doctor requires the employee to be absent from work prior to this two-week period, then accumulated sick leave credits may also be applied to this time period to cover salary and benefits.
Choosing your benefit coverage while on Leave
If you are on benefits your coverage will remain for 6 weeks after the expected due date. Around 30 days before this 6 week period is up (so just after your baby is born) you will receive information from ASEBP regarding the continuation of benefits over the course of your leave. You must complete these documents and send them back to ASEBP before your coverage is suspended 6 weeks past your due date. Your choices will be
Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Life, AD&D and extended disability (EDB)
Life, AD&D, EDB, Extended Health Care, Dental and Vision Care; or
Continue none of the benefits
We do not administer these benefits and all payments and questions about them should be directed to ASEBP directly.
As soon as baby is born ...