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4425 - Nursing Mothers

As required by Federal law, the School Board shall take steps necessary to support staff members who decide to breastfeed their infants by providing additional unpaid break time, as necessary, for lactating employees to express breast milk for their infants on District premises.

Prior to returning to work from maternity leave, it shall be the employee’s responsibility to notify her supervisor of her intent to continue breastfeeding her infant(s), and of her need to express milk during work hours. Further, it shall be the responsibility of the employee to keep her supervisor informed of her needs in this regard throughout the period of lactation.

The building administrator shall designate a private area, other than a restroom, where an employee can express breast milk. The designated area shall be a space where intrusion from coworkers, students, and the public can be prevented, and one where an employee who is using this area can be shielded from view.

An employee can express milk during regularly scheduled break periods. The Principal or employee’s supervisor shall make an accommodation if the time of regular breaks needs to be adjusted or if additional and/or longer breaks are needed. In the event that more breaks are needed or the break(s) need to be longer than legally required, the additional time required shall be unpaid, and the employee’s work schedule or work day shall, therefore, be modified accordingly. The Principal, or the employee’s supervisor, shall work with the employee to make these necessary modifications.

29 U.S.C. 207

Adopted 4/1/14

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