Education - Superintendent of Public Instruction - Education of Pregnant Students

Published: 1979

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EDUCATION OF PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS (By authority conferred on the superintendent of public instruction by section 1301 of 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1301, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-6 and 1996-7, MCL 388.993 and MCL 388.994) R 340.1121 Attendance in school. Rule 1. (1) A pregnant or parenting student has the right to attend any school or program for which the student would otherwise qualify, including the right to remain in a regular school program and the right to participate fully in all school-related activities and programs. (2) A pregnant or parenting student has the right to attend school in an environment free of discrimination and harassment. (3) A school district shall treat pregnancy and related medical conditions, services, or treatment and childbirth and recovery as it would treat any other medical condition. (4) School absences for a student’s pregnancy-related doctors’ appointments, medical treatment, or recovery or for childbirth shall be treated as any other medical reason for absence from school. (5) A pregnant or parenting student who meets the qualifications for homebound and hospitalized services under section 109 of 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1709, shall have the same access as any student with a medical condition. (6) School authorities or other school personnel shall not order a pregnant or parenting student against the student’s will, or coerce the student, to withdraw from a school program. (7) A pregnant student under the compulsory school age may withdraw from a regular public school or program when her parent or legal guardian submits a signed request for the withdrawal and a certificate by a physician, registered to practice under the laws of this state, that the student is pregnant and that continued attendance in school may adversely affect her health or that of her child. History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS; 2017 AACS. R 340.1122 Readmission to regular school program. Rule 2. A student who withdraws from a regular school program because of pregnancy shall be readmitted to the program upon her enrollment and shall be reinstated to the academic and extracurricular status that she held before her pregnancy-related leave began. History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS; 2017 AACS.

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R 340.1123 Rescinded. History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS. R 340.1124 Rescinded. History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS.

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