A bill that would provide paid pregnancy leave for teachers and school employees passed the California Assembly on Monday, and will go to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
The bill, written by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), would require public and charter schools to give teachers and staff paid time off for pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriages or other reproductive health issues. It passed the Assembly, 52 to 11. It previously passed the Senate by a 31-8 vote.
Teachers currently have to use vacation or sick days, or forfeit pay, in order to take time off during a pregnancy.