- - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CARMEL — A former California school teacher accuses school officials in a lawsuit of failing to accommodate her breast-feeding schedule.

The Monterey Herald reported that Sarah Ann Lewis Boyle has sued the Carmelo School, where she worked, and the Carmel Unified School District, claiming discrimination and wrongful termination.

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 30.

Ms. Boyle said that, before returning to work, she told a manager at the school that she would need about 15 minutes every day between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to pump her breasts.

She claims the manager told her to train her breast not to make milk then, and the district made no accommodations to allow her to feed her newborn. According to Ms. Boyle, she later received a negative evaluation and was urged to resign.

District spokesman Paul Behan said the district does not comment on litigation.

CALIFORNIA

Citizens’ well-being study is proposed by city

SANTA MONICA — Often referred to as the “people’s republic of Santa Monica” because of its socially conscious government, the Los Angeles coastal suburb now wants to find out whether its citizens are feeling groovy.

The Los Angeles Times said Santa Monica officials are seeking a grant to create the nation’s first municipal well-being index.

City officials and Rand Corp. researchers propose tracking the physical health, social connectedness and community resilience of residents.

Santa Monica made the proposal in hopes of winning a $5 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant. It’s one of 20 Mayors Challenge finalists named last week.

The city has already completed a youth well-being study that found most students were healthy and felt safe at school.

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