MARRIED / PREGNANT / PARENTING STUDENTS

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.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

222 Reasonable accommodations; lactating students

230 Sex discrimination

8200-8498 Child Care and Development Services Act

48205 Excused absences

48220 Compulsory education requirement

51220.5 Parenting skills and education

52610.5 Enrollment of pregnant and parenting students in adult education

 

FAMILY CODE

7002 Description of emancipated minor

 

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4600-4687 Uniform complaint procedures

4950 Nondiscrimination, marital and parental status

 

Policy Adopted: November 13, 2018

 

Administrative Regulation 5146: Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students