BOARD POLICY - 5146
The Board of Education recognizes that early marriage, pregnancy, or parenting and related responsibilities may disrupt a student's education and increase the chance of a student dropping out of school. The Board is committed to supporting married, pregnant, and parenting students in continuing their education, attaining strong academic and parenting skills, and promoting the healthy development of their children.
The district shall not discriminate against any student on the basis of the student's marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery. (Education Code 230; 34 CFR 106.40) For school-related purposes, a student under the age of 18 years who enters into a valid marriage shall have all the rights and privileges of students who are 18 years old, even if the marriage has been dissolved. (Family Code 7002)
The associated regulations and procedures include education and support services for pregnant and parenting students, guidelines for student absences, pregnancy prevention instruction, student access to reasonable accommodations, and complaint procedures in compliance with federal, state and local codes.
222 Reasonable accommodations; lactating students
230 Sex discrimination
48205 Excused absences
48220 Compulsory education requirement
51220.5 Parenting skills and education
52610.5 Enrollment of pregnant and parenting students in adult education
7002 Description of emancipated minor
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
4950 Nondiscrimination, marital and parental status
Policy Adopted: November 13, 2018