NC Parental School Leave
A. For Full Time Teaching Faculty
Passed by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1993, the purpose of the parental school leave is to promote employees' involvement in the education of youth and to promote employees' assistance to schools. Employees may take unpaid leave under this law to:
a. Meet with a teacher or administrator of any elementary school, middle school, or high school or child care program authorized to operate under the laws of the State of North Carolina concerning the employee's children, step-children or children over whom the employee has custody;
b. Attend any function sponsored by the school or child care program as defined in subparagraph (1) of this law in which the children, step-children or children over whom the employee has custody are participating;
c. Perform school-approved volunteer work approved by the teacher, school administrator or program administrator.
2. Amount of Leave
a. Faculty teaching at least 24 semester hours per academic year may take up to four hours of unpaid leave each calendar year regardless of the number of children. The four hours of leave will be credited to employees on January 1 of each year. The four hours of leave for part-time employees will be prorated based on the proportion of full-time hours they work.
b. New employees will be credited with the full four hours of leave immediately upon employment.
3. Approval of Leave
a. Employees must receive approval from their department chair to use this leave and must submit a written request at least 48 hours before the leave time sought is taken. The department head/supervisor may require verification of the leave.
b. Leave, not to exceed four hours, should be granted for the period of time requested by the employee. A department, however, may require that the leave be taken at a different time, based on the needs of the department.
Leave not taken in a calendar year will be forfeited; it will not be carried over into the next calendar year
Employees will not be entitled to payment for this leave upon separation from
Staff with Faculty Rank, and
Academic Support Staff with Faculty Rank
Current staff policy on NC Parental School Leave can be found in the Elon University Staff Manual, Section V, 7.