234. PREGNANT/MARRIED STUDENTS - Pg.
234. PREGNANT/MARRIED STUDENTS
A student who is eligible to attend District schools and is married and/or pregnant shall not be denied an educational program solely because of marriage, pregnancy, pregnancy-related disabilities, or potential or actual parenthood.
The Board reserves the right to require as a prerequisite for attendance in the regular classes and participation in the extracurricular program of the schools that each pregnant student present to the Superintendent or designee a licensed physician's written statement that such activity will not be injurious to her health nor jeopardize her pregnancy.
A student who is married must declare his/her marital status at the time of marriage or at the time of enrollment in the school.
A pregnant student whose mental or physical condition prevents her from attending regular classes, when such condition is certified by a licensed physician, may be assigned to an alternate educational program of homebound instruction.
A student who has received an alternate educational program for reasons associated with her pregnancy shall be readmitted to the regular school program upon her request and the written statement of a licensed physician that she is physically fit to do so.
4. Delegation of Responsibility
The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for implementing this policy which include:
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 510, 1326
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 12.1