• Medical Paid Leave

    What is Medical Paid Leave:

    LCPS will pay six (6) weeks of 100% pay after the employee has been absent 30 working days for a Serious Health Condition of an employee or their spouse, child or parent.

     

    Medical Paid Leave eligibility requirements for an employee’s own serious health condition:

    Be employed with LCPS for one year (365 days) in a full-time benefits eligible position.

    Be approved for leave under:

    • Policy 7716 - Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Policy 7712 – Sick Leave or
    • Policy 7722 - Leave Without Pay

    Apply to receive short-term disability from the Reed Group or New York Life when absent for your own serious health condition.

    Be absent for 30 working days due to your own serious health condition

     

    Medical Paid Leave eligibility requirements for an employee’s family member’s serious health condition:

    Be employed with LCPS for one year (365 days) in a full-time benefits eligible position.

    Be approved for leave under:

    • Policy 7716 - Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • Policy 7712 – Sick Leave or
    • Policy 7722 - Leave Without Pay

    Be absent for 30 working days due to the serious health condition of a spouse, child or parent.

    If you meet all of the requirements, here are your next steps:

    Step 1: If you are an employee with a serious health condition, you must file for short-term disability 2 weeks prior to your estimated first day out, or as soon as practicable from your first day out. A short-term disability flyer will be enclosed in the FMLA packet. Applying for short-term disability is the employee’s responsibility and is a separate process from applying for FMLA.

    Step 2: You must apply for job and benefit protected leave under FMLA or other School Board policy at least two (2) weeks prior to your first date of absence (or as soon as practicable). Forms may be submitted through our Leave Form Submission Portal.

    Step 3: Apply for paid leave after you apply for approved leave. If your illness is related to your own serious health condition, you will be required to provide the date you applied for short-term disability. If your absence is for a family member with a serious health condition, apply two (2) weeks prior to your first date of absence or as soon as possible. Apply for paid leave using the Paid Leave Application.

    What happens after six weeks of medical paid leave?

    Approved unpaid job and benefit protection will continue as documented under the appropriate leave policy. For the first six (6) weeks of the approved leave period, you will use your available sick, personal/annual leave or leave without pay. The following six (6) weeks you will receive 100% pay. Have more questions? Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions 

    Please note that failure to follow the procedures outlined may result in a delay or ineligibility for Medical Paid Leave. No request will be approved more than 30 days retroactively after the event date.

Last Modified on April 17, 2024