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Oakdale Jt. USD |  BP  5146  Students

Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students   

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The Board of Education recognizes that early marriage, pregnancy or parenting may disrupt a student's education and increase the chance of a student dropping out of school. The Board therefore desires to provide instruction and services designed to assist in pregnancy prevention. The Board also desires to support male and female expectant and parenting students to attain strong academic and parenting skills and to promote the healthy development of their children.

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

(cf. 6146.2 - Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency)

Married, expectant and parenting students shall have the same educational and extracurricular opportunities as all students. Participation in special programs or schools shall be voluntary.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 5127 - Graduation Ceremonies and Activities)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

For school-related purposes, married students under the age of 18 are emancipated minors and have all the rights and privileges of students who are 18, even if the marriage has been dissolved. (Family Code 7002)

Pregnancy Prevention Program

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that age-appropriate, culturally sensitive and community-sensitive instruction and services are available to assist in the prevention of pregnancy among minors. The district's program shall be based on strategies that have proven effective in delaying the onset of sexual activity and reducing the incidence of pregnancy among school-age youth. Instruction shall be consistent with the district's family life/sex education curriculum.

(cf. 5141.25 - Availability of Condoms)

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

2551.3 Determination of state aid for pregnant minors program

17293 School facilities for pregnant/parenting teen programs

48220 Compulsory education requirement

48410 Persons exempted from continuation classes

49553 Nutrition supplements for pregnant/lactating students

49558 Confidentiality of applications and records for free or reduced price meals

51220.5 Parenting skills and education

51745 Independent study

52610.5 Enrollment of pregnant and parenting students in adult education

54740-54749.5 California School Age Families Education Program (Cal-SAFE)

FAMILY CODE

7002 Description of emancipated minor

7050 Purposes for which emancipated minor considered an adult

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

124175-124200 Adolescent and Family Life Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1681-1688 Title IX, Education Act Amendments

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

106.40 Marital or parental status

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Pregnant and Parenting Students: A Report to the Legislature, April 1996

SBE POLICIES

Policy statement on adolescent pregnancy and parenting, July 9, 1993

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov

Department of Social Services: http://www.dss.cahswnet.gov

Policy OAKDALE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: April 12, 2010 Oakdale, California