Dems want to give parents unpaid leave for their kids
Democratic lawmakers in the state Legislature say businesses should be required to give parents unpaid leave to attend parent-teacher conferences and other education related appointments with their kids.
State Representative Lisa Brown is a mother of three. She says business owners should understand the importance of active parental involvement in education.
"Juggling work and getting kids to a parent-teacher conference is not easy, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have that my kids have had teachers that make special time for me, because I work far from home."
The bill introduced this week would require businesses to give employees eight hours of unpaid leave per child, per school year. A spokesman for the House Republicans says he has not seen the bill, but he does not anticipate support for any mandates on businesses.
- Pleaes note: A previous version of this story contained an inaccurate headline.