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FMLA Information

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 

Family Medical Leave (FML)

  1. Eligibility for FMLA: To qualify for FMLA benefits, you must have been employed with Liberty Hill ISD for at least 12 months and have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours during the 12 months preceding the start of your leave.

  2. Job Protection and Health Insurance: FMLA entitles eligible employees to job protection and the continuation of health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if they had not taken leave.  Note that insurance premiums will still need to be collected.  

  3. Duration of Leave: Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This leave can be taken either consecutively or intermittently over a 12-month period, depending on your specific situation.  When taking intermittent FMLA leave at Liberty Hill ISD, employees must report their absences in the designated timekeeping system (Skyward or Frontline) and notify the Benefits department weekly with the specific dates and times of FMLA-related absences. Additionally, you must inform your supervisor prior to taking leave to facilitate operational or instructional planning and arrange for substitute coverage if needed.

  4. Application Process: To apply for FMLA leave, please submit your request to We ask that you do this at least 30 calendar days before your leave is set to begin, when possible. In cases of emergencies or unforeseen circumstances, we understand that advance notice may not be feasible.

Please note that FMLA leave will be used concurrently with any applicable paid leave, and medical certification is necessary to process your FMLA request.

For further assistance or if you have any questions regarding FMLA leave, please don't hesitate to contact the District Benefits Office. We're here to help you navigate through these important life events.

FMLA eligibility reasons include:

  • Employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Birth of a child, or placement of a child with you for adoption or foster care, and to bond with the newborn or newly-placed child.
  • Care for a family member (spouse, parent, child) due to a serious health condition.
  • A qualifying exigency for a family member (spouse, parent, child) on active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order to cover active duty status.
  • To care for a family member who is a covered U.S. service member with a serious injury or illness that resulted from active military duty (i.e. military caregiver leave). Covers family members who are current service members and veterans.

Please visit the official FMLA website for more information.