The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


Support staff members who breastfeed shall be provided additional unpaid break time, as necessary, to express breast milk on District premises.

Prior to returning to work from maternity leave, the employee shall notify her supervisor of her need to express milk during work hours. The employee shall also keep her supervisor informed of these needs 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 an employee 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. If 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 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