As allowed under Federal Law, employees who meet eligibility requirements may be granted leave for a maximum of 12 weeks in a school year and may be a combination of paid and unpaid leave. During this leave, the District will continue to cover its portion of the medical insurance benefits. Eligible employees must use all accrued leave days concurrently with FMLA leave within the provisions of District leave policies. If an employee has exhausted all leave benefits, the remaining FMLA leave will be unpaid. This leave may be used intermittently when medically necessary.