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District Policy Index
Section J Index: Students
Pregnant/Married Students

Date of revision: 
February 17, 2000

Pregnant/Married Students

The pregnancy and/or marital status of students shall not affect their rights to receive a public education nor their privileges as students in the district nor their opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities or honors offered by the school. Therefore, the following shall apply:

  • The district shall not apply any rule concerning a student's actual or potential parental, family or marital status which treats students differently on the basis of sex.
  • The district shall not discriminate against any student or exclude any student from its education programs or activities including any class or extracurricular activity on the basis of a student's pregnancy or recovery therefrom or on the basis of a student's marriage unless the student voluntarily requests to participate in an alternative program which may be available.
  • Girls who are pregnant may continue in school so long as it is physically advisable as determined by the girl's physician in consultation with the school administration. When it is deemed advisable to discontinue attending regular classes, the student shall meet with the counselor and special education and/or related services personnel to arrange for continuation of study and completion of credits.
LEGAL REFS.: 20 USC §1681
20 USC §1682

34 C.F.R. 21 (c)(2)