Family-School Partnership

The Family-School Partnership Act is a California law that allows parents, grandparents, and guardians to take time off from work to participate in their children's school or child care activities.  If you meet the following criteria:  You are a parent, guardian, or  grandparent who has custody of a child enrolled in a California public or private school, kindergarten through grade twelve, or licensed child day care facility, you may take up to 40 hours each year (up to eight hours in any calendar month) to participate in activities at your child's school or day care facility. 

You may use vacation, compensatory time off, or unpaid leave under some circumstances, any of which would need to be scheduled according to the rules in your unit.  For more details, go to the California State Department of Education website.  If you have questions specific to using time at the University, call the Employee Relations Customer Relations line at 642-7163.