Texas Bill Introduced to Provide Paid Parental Leave to School Employees
Texas Senator Johnson introduced SB 52. The bill would require each school district or open-enrollment charter school to adopt a paid parental leave policy under which a full-time employee of the district or school is entitled to paid parental leave. The bill would provide eight weeks of paid parental leave for an employee who is the primary caregiver of the child and four weeks of paid parental leave for an employee who is the spouse of the primary caregiver of the child. The bill would provide an allotment under the Foundation School Program for the cost of providing paid parental leave.