This fourth edition reference guide provides school administrators with a complete explanation of all state and federal leave laws that apply to public schools. Everything you need to plan and coordinate leave administration in your district is included. This edition includes changes to the definition of spouse for the Family and Medical Leave Act and information on protections for employees who are required to appear in truancy court. The book includes sample frameworks for setting up a sick leave bank or pool and a section on frequently asked questions by school administrators. A chapter on absence control provides tips on measuring the cost of absences and control strategies.