Q: What is FMLA?

A: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides guidelines for the amount of time employees are allowed off for certain medical and family situations. A summary of the leaves is listed below

Please realize that this is a very brief summary of the FMLA benefits, a more comprehensive explanation can be found in HERE.

 A serious health condition for the employee

Federal: 12 Weeks
State: 2 Weeks

Birth or Placement of a child
Federal: 12 weeks
State: 6 weeks*

Child under the age of 18
Federal: 12 weeks
State: 2 weeks

Child over the age of 18
Federal: 12 weeks
State: 2 weeks

Care of a Spouse
Federal: 12 weeks
State: 2 weeks

Care of a Parent
Federal: 12 weeks
State: 2 weeks

Care for a family member,
injured while on Active Duty
Federal: 26 weeks

A call to Active Duty that
leads to a "qualifying exigency"
Federal: 12 weeks

*2 additional weeks can
be added if there
is medical necessity

Q: Do I qualify for FMLA?


To qualify for Federal FMLA coverage an employee must have worked at
least 12 months, and at least 1250 hours during the preceding 12 months.
- Exclusive of paid time off.

To qualify for State FMLA coverage an employee must have worked at least 
2 consecutive weeks, and at least 1000 hours during the preceding 52 weeks.
- Inclusive of paid time off.

Q: Is there any help available to an employee going through a tough period, whether it be emotional, marital or family related. 

A:  Yes, help is available.  Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can aid you in finding solutions to your concerns. This might involve a referral to counseling, support groups, or community programs that address your needs.  Your EAP provides free problem assessment, referral and follow-up. All contacts with the EAP are STRICTLY confidential.

Q: I don't have my Social Security Card, can I bring in a copy?
A: Unfortunatly, due to security reasons we are required to obtain an original copy of this federal document.

Q: Where can I find the forms I need?
A: For forms relating to payroll please visit the Human Resources
 website. For forms relating to milage, or a W9 form please visit the Business Office Forms page.  To obtain a copy of an I-9 form please visit ***I-9 Form***


Q: What factors are considered before hiring?
A: Many criteria are reviewed prior to offering an applicant a position, including information contained in the application, background experiences, education, references, a criminal background check, and responses received during the interviewing process.

Q: If I am not hired as a teacher, will I be considered for a substitute teacher or classroom assistant position?
If you are interested in a substitute teaching position, please visit the Substitute Teacher Openings website.

If you are interested in a classroom assistant position, please visit the Support Staff Openings website.

Q: If I work as a substitute or a classroom assistant in the district, will it increase my chances of being hired as a teacher?
While substitute teaching or serving as a classroom assistant does offer you an opportunity to become more acquainted with the district schools and building administrators, it does not guarantee you will be hired for a teaching position.  The Stevens Point Area Public School District is looking for the best matches of a teaching applicant to the available opening.

Q: Should I stop by to meet or call the building administrators?
In fairness to the building administrators and other applicants, you should not visit the buildings without prior approval from an administrator in Human Resources.


If you have additional questions regarding the interview process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 715-345-5455 for assistance.