Drum roll, please....
The District shall provide a parent or visitor who has properly
checked in at a campus during the school day, a place, other
than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from in-
trusion by students, employees, and the public, which shall be
used to breastfeed or express milk.
The principal or designee shall direct the parent or visitor to
the place designated by the principal for breastfeeding or ex-
A few things seem worth noting.
1. Five weeks is a long time to reproduce essentially the same practice, barely edited, as I was emailed to begin with.
2. This is still a violation of the rights of nursing mothers and babies. It still violates the law.
3. It says where a mother can breastfeed. It does not say where a mother cannot breastfeed. Still, one implies the other. I was given verbal confirmation that I cannot breastfeed anywhere but the provided private room.
4. When I wait for my son to finish speech, I am not required to sign in to wait for him in the lobby. Nor would I need to sign in to pick up my older son outside after school. Hmm...
5. This policy is more inflexible than the unwritten practice had been, or at least it could be perceived that way. Where before a principal had "discretion to identify a suitable location on campus for such activity," now "The principal or designee shall direct the parent or visitor to the place designated." "Shall direct" seems more rigid than "discretion to identify." In that light, rather than choosing to support breastfeeding mothers and uphold the law, it is a step backwards.