• File: JIE - STUDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED, PREGNANT, AND/OR NEW PARENTS


    File: JIE

    STUDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED, PREGNANT, AND/OR NEW PARENTS

    According to Chapter 71 Section 84 of the General Laws, “no student shall be suspended, expelled, or otherwise disciplined on account of marriage, pregnancy, parenthood....provided, however, that in the case of a pregnant student, the School Committee may require that the student be under the supervision of a physician.”

    Arrangements for attendance, homebound instruction, counseling, and placement should be made in cooperation with the parents and--in the case of pregnant girls--their physician. The best interests of the individual student shall determine the arrangements to be made for the student’s education.

    The administration is authorized, in terms of the statements above, to make special arrangements for attendance, promotion, graduation, etc. for students who are married, pregnant and/or new parents who wish to continue and complete their education in the Sharon Public Schools.

    Legal Ref.:M.G.L. 71:84, Discipline of Students on Matters Unrelated to School Sponsored Activities Prohibited

    Cross Ref.:IHBF, Home Hospital Education

    Revised:February 12, 2014