1. Regular Maternity Leave
a. A pregnant teacher shall be granted upon request, a leave of absence:
i. as provided for in Part 6 of the Employment Standards Act (1996), or
ii. for a stated period of time so that the return to duty will coincide with the commencement of the following term or semester or following the Spring Break.
iii. before and after the birth of her child.
2. Once a teacher's pregnancy is confirmed, she should inform her Principal so that matters associated with her leave can be discussed with the Superintendent.
3. Should a teacher's personal circumstances change, the teacher may request an early return from leave and may resume teaching as soon as a suitable and mutually acceptable position becomes available.