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Article 6. Marital and Parental Status Marital and Parental Statue of Students.   

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An educational institution shall not apply any rule concerning a students actual or potential parental. family. or marital status which treats students differently on the basis of sex.

(a) An educational institution shall not exclude or deny any student from any educational program or activity including class or extracurricular activity solely on the basis of a student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy or recovery therefrom.

(b) An educational institution may require a student to obtain the certification of a physician or nurse practitioner that the student is physically and emotionally able to continue participation in the regular program or activity.

(c) Voluntary Alternative Program. Pregnant minors and minor parents shall not be required to participate in pregnant minor programs or alternative educational programs. Such minors who do voluntarily participate in such alternative programs shall be given educational programs, activities and courses equal to those they would have been in if participating in the regular program.

(d) Any educational institution shall treat pregnancy, child birth, false pregnancy. termination of pregnancy and recovery therefrom in the same manner and under the same policies as any other temporary disabling condition.

Authority Cited:

Education Code 232

Education Code 33031

Government Code 11138


Education Code 230

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Section 106.

(Added by Register 92, No. 51.)