TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES

PART X. LEAVES OF ABSENCE

SUBPART C. MATERNITY LEAVE

 

17:1211    Maternity leave for teachers; tenure status unaffected; definition

 A. The city and parish school boards throughout the state shall grant leaves of absence to regularly employed women teachers for a reasonable time before and after childbirth. The granting of such leaves shall not affect any of the tenure rights which the teacher may have acquired prior thereto under the provisions of R.S. 17:441 through 17:444 or R.S. 17:461 through 17:463.

 B. As used in this Subpart, the word "teacher" shall include any member of the teaching staff of a public school in the state and any social worker or school psychologist employed by a local school board in the state who holds a valid professional ancillary certificate in school social work or school psychology issued by the state Department of Education.

Amended by Acts 1985, No. 590, Sec. 1.