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To: School Committee Members & Superintendent
Teachers Deserve Maternity & Paternity Leave
As the rest of the state becomes more progressive in their parental leave policy and continues to make incremental change to catch up to the rest of the world, for some reason the administration at Voc Tech has become more restrictive. We are asking for no more than what you are legally able to afford us for leave under FMLA and MMLA currently. To appreciate and understand that your faculty gives their students 100% everyday, and that all we ask is that this administration allows them to do the same for their own families. The staff deserves at the very least 12 weeks, being able to use their sick time in that span how they see fit regardless of how you become and parent or your sex. We ask again that the administration reopen negotiations for the parental leave policy and just do the right thing.
Why is this important?
We always here that children are our future and the most precious gift we have. Children need to be protected and nurtured at all costs. The best way to do that is to have a faculty that is fully mentally and physically healed after having their own children. To have a faculty that is able to cultivate these same expectations with their own children. If it were your child or grandchild or anyone you care about what would you want for them.