Policy JIE: Pregnant Students

  Pregnant students will be encouraged to continue to attend school. Every effort will be made to see that the educational program of the student is disrupted as little as possible, that return to school after delivery is encouraged, and that every opportunity to complete high school is provided.

In accordance with Federal law and the Massachusetts Department of Education regulations and guidance, a student who is pregnant in the Amherst, Pelham, and the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District is permitted to remain in regular classes and participate in extracurricular activities throughout her pregnancy. After giving birth, a student is permitted to return to the academic program in which she was enrolled and is permitted to participate in extracurricular programs.

The District does not require that a pregnant student obtain certification from a physician that she is physically and emotionally able to continue in school unless certification is required for all students with other physical or emotional conditions requiring the attention of a physician.

LEGAL REF:

MGL 71:84

Region Voted to Approve: 5/15/07
Amherst Voted to Approve:
Pelham Voted to Approve:
Effective Date: 5/15/07 
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