Policy Priority

Paid Leave for Education Workforce (H.3429, H.3908, S. 552)

South Carolina’s 56,000 teachers make up one of the largest workforces in the state. Parental leave is essential to a healthy and functioning economy; no parent should have to choose between bonding with their child and financially providing for their family. WREN will lead efforts to ensure teachers are included in the state’s parental leave benefits.

H.3429 This bill would expand the definition of who qualifies as a state employee to include k-12 public school teachers 

H.3908 – This bill shows wide support for getting teachers access to paid parental leave