Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: April 22, 1989; December 17, 1990
No student, whether married or unmarried, who is otherwise eligible to
attend the schools of this district shall be denied an educational program
solely because of pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy related disabilities,
or actual or potential parenthood; nor shall a pregnant student under the
age of 17 be excused from the requirements of the Compulsory Attendance
Statute solely for reasons of her pregnancy or maternity.
3. Delegation of Responsibility
A student who appears to the teacher, nurse, physician, dentist or dental
hygienist to deviate from her normal growth and development pattern shall
be reported to the parents or guardians who shall be requested to have
the student examined by her family physician. The results of these examinations
shall be reported to the school. If a student is not examined within a
reasonable time, and her growth and development pattern continues to deviate
from normal, the school nurse, school physician, school dentist or dental
hygienist shall arrange special school examinations for the student.
A student who requests that she not participate in a regular or extracurricular
program of the school because of her pregnancy shall be excused from such
program, and shall seek a report from her family physician. If the student
is not examined within a reasonable time, the school nurse or school physician
shall arrange a special school examination for the student.
If a parent or guardian requests on behalf of a student that she not participate
in a regular or extracurricular program of the school because of her pregnancy,
the student shall be excused from such program, and the parent or guardian
shall seek to have the student examined by her family physician. If the
student is not examined within a reasonable time, the school nurse or school
physician shall arrange a special school examination for the student.
In the event of any of the above, the school shall follow the recommendation
of the examining physician in admitting a student to, or excusing a student
from, participation in an extracurricular or regular program of the school.
The Superintendent shall develop procedures for the implementation of this
policy which shall include proffering of additional counseling services
to help the pregnant student plan her future wisely; referral to special
programs or services to which the student may be assigned on her request;
referral to alternative programs, as appropriate; cooperation with community
resources to assist the pregnant student; and designation of a qualified
staff member to act upon the physician's statement regarding the examination
and health of a pregnant student.
P.S., 24, Section 13-1326
Pennsylvania School Code 22, Section 12.1
Pennsylvania School Code 28, Section 23.11