Unpaid Maternity leave..purchasing credit:
If you had any unpaid days as of the first school day of any month, you would not receive credit for that month. If it was all paid sick tine, you should have received the full credit.
If you did in fact have an unpaid month and thus did not receive credit, you can purchase that time back once you have returned to teaching for one school year after the leave. She would simply fill out the required form and the TRB will follow up from there.
Here is the form to submit:http://www.ct.gov/trb/lib/trb/formsandpubs/PreviousLOA53.pdf
CHILD REARING LEAVE OF ABSENCE – SPECIAL BOARD POLICY