If you have been on maternity leave before, what things were you still expected to do on your maternity leave while not getting paid? I've had to continue with lesson plans (which I expected), but I was also told I had to drive to the school and do retention conferences with parents and now my principal wants to know why I only did 3 and not one for everyone below grade level. I breastfeed my baby so at the time if they were only one reading level below grade level I did not bother with them. I'm not getting paid so I can't afford a babysitter right now and I can't afford the gas to drive back and forth, plus I need to feed my baby when she wants to eat. I would've had to spend an entire day of my time at the school in order to do all the conferences, and then hope that all the parents could come that day. I'm just frustrated with all of this and want to know if it's like this everywhere I have to drive to the school and meet with the principal to tell her why I only held 3 conferences (and not one parent showed).