“Twelve states and the District of Columbia…have adopted educational leave laws. The laws vary as to whether provision of such leave is mandatory, how much time parents can take off, which employees are covered, which school events are covered, whether parents must work a certain number of hours a week to be eligible, how much notice parents must give their employers before taking time off, and whether parents can or must substitute paid leave for unpaid educational leave.” (A Better Balance, 2007)

A Better Balance. (2007). Fact sheet: Educational Leave. New York, NY: A Better Balance: The Work & Family Legal Center.