South Washington County Schools

MN Parenting Leave

MN Parenting Leave Act (Care of Relatives)

Effective August 1, 2013, the State of Minnesota revised legislation pertaining to parenting leave. The statute now includes the ability to use available personal sick leave time of up to 160 hours in any 12-month period for absences due to an illness or injury to the employee’s adult child, spouse, sibling, parent, grandparent, or stepparent.

To qualify, you must have been working at least 12 consecutive months preceding the request and work at least half time. A doctor’s note must be included with the leave of absence request. Please note each leave request is reviewed individually and you will be notified as to your eligibility.

For more information, please reference the document below:

Leave of Absence Forms