How many days off do teachers get from maternity leave?

Audelina Vargas, Carolina Ortiz, and Jose Romero

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Morton must allow for 12 weeks off for the birth or adoption of a child. 

This has nothing to do with paid time off. It only guarantees that the employee’s job will be saved for 12 weeks. Morton must allow for 12 weeks off for the birth or adoption of a child. It only guarantees that the employee’s job will be saved for 12 weeks.

According to the Illinois Education Association, the  school code allows teachers to take up to 30 days of accumulated sick leave after a birth without proving any medical need or being subject to any time limitations. In Morton’s FMLA policy, when they take their maternity leave teachers can use their own sick days to be paid for up to 6 weeks of their leave. If they do not have enough sick days, this would not apply.