SUBJECT: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR MARRIED/PREGNANT STUDENTS

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    Students

    SUBJECT: EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR MARRIED/PREGNANT STUDENTS

    Married Students

    The Board of Education will comply with state law in reference to married students attending school.

    Pregnant Students

    According to New York State Education Law, a student who becomes six years of age on or before the first of December in any school year shall be required to attend full-time instruction from the first day that the District schools are in session in September of such school year, and a student who becomes six years of age after the first of December in any school year shall be required to attend full-time instruction from the first day of session in the following September.  Except as otherwise provided in Education Law Section 3205(3), a student shall be required to remain in attendance until the last day of session in the school year in which the student becomes sixteen years of age. The Education Law further provides that resident students over five (5) and under twenty-one (21) are entitled to attend school in the district in which they reside. The law further requires that a school district provide for this instruction and also to provide for home instruction for those students of legal age who are unable to profit from instruction in school.

    In view of the above, administrative regulations will be developed to implement the terms of this policy to provide instruction as required by the New York State Education Law for students who become pregnant.  The Superintendent, or his/her designee, is directed to consult with the school physician and the student's personal physician in determining the form of instruction.

    The form of instruction may be any of the following or a combination of the following:

    1. Remain in school with provisions for special instruction, scheduling, and counseling where needed.
    2. Receive home instruction.
    3. Attend BOCES programs. 

    Education Law Sections 1604(20), 3202-1,

    3205-1, 4401-1, and 4402-2

    Adopted:  5/8/00