ST21 Maine (December 2007; Updated August 2010 - no changes to law)
1.18: USERRA and Other Laws
2.0: Paid Leave
Paid Military Leave for Public Employees in Maine
By CAPT Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.)
Maine law addresses paid military leave for public school teachers, providing for 17 days per calendar year, but requesting that those days occur when school is out. The law says as follows:
"Teachers who are members of the National Guard or the Reserves of the United States Armed Forces are entitled to take a military leave of absence from their respective duties, without loss of pay or time when engaged in military training not to exceed 17 calendar days in any calendar year, provided that the teachers have made a reasonable effort to perform their military training during the period when school is not in session." Maine Revised Statutes, section 13603.
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