ERIC Number: ED478104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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California Model Policy on the Civil Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students.
The California Women's Law Center (CWLC) works to ensure, through systemic change, that the life opportunities for women and girls are free from unjust social, economic, and political constraints. As part of this mission, the CWLC collaborated with California's Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to develop comprehensive written policies regarding the rights of pregnant and parenting students. The CWLC encourages all schools to adopt comprehensive policies on the rights of pregnant and parenting students. To assist schools in this effort, the CWLC has written this "Model Policy on the Civil Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students." The document is also intended to be a resource for pregnant and parenting students and their advocates. It provides background information on California law. Seven sections address (1) "Federal and State Law Protect the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students"; (2) "Right to a Complete and Equal Education"; (3) "Attendance"; (4) "Schools Shall Make Reasonable Adjustments to Facilitate Pupils' Full Participation in all School Programs"; (5) "Alternatives to Regular Attendance"'; (6) "Right to Confidentiality and to Consent to Medical Care"; and (7) "Complaints." A physician's referral form is attached. (Contains 40 footnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Civil Rights, Confidentiality, Early Parenthood, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Females, High Schools, Pregnancy, Secondary School Students, State Legislation, Student Rights
California Women's Law Center, 3460 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1102, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Tel: 213-637-9900; Fax: 213-637-9909; Web site: http://www.cwlc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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