ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES TO EXPRESS BREAST MILK

Each school shall provide an appropriate, private room, other than a restroom, that may be used by an employee to express breast milk.

Further, each school shall provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee needing to express breast milk that, to the extent possible, shall run concurrently with the break time already provided to the employee, and that shall be available to the employee for up to one year following the birth of her child. Any additional break time used by an employee to express breast milk shall be considered unpaid leave time.

The employee shall notify her supervisor or other appropriate personnel in writing of her intent to make use of the accommodations offered pursuant to this policy and to schedule accordingly.

Nothing in this policy shall be construed to require the St. Tammany Parish School Board to incur any additional cost as a result of this policy.

Ref: LaRS 17:81 (W), Board Minutes January 16, 2014