Know Your Rights!
Pregnant and Parenting Students Are Protected Under the Law
As a pregnant or parenting student, you have legal rights granted by the State and Federal governments, and by the School District. Click the links below to learn more, and if you need help understanding what this means for you, call or text Noel Estacio at (916)752-3230.
Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; US Department of Education; Office for Civil Rights (2018)
SCUSD Board Policy
The Governing Board recognizes that responsibilities related to marriage, pregnancy, or parenting and related responsibilities may disrupt a student’s education and increase the chance of a student dropping out of school. The Board therefore desires to support married, pregnant, and parenting students to continue their education, attain strong academic and parenting skills, and promote the healthy development of their children. The district shall not discriminate against, exclude, or deny any student from any educational program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, solely on the basis of the student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery. (6/2021 BP 5146)
- Dropout Prevention
- Chronic Absence & Truancy
- Academic Standards
- Student Success Teams
- Child Care and Development Services Act
- Parental leave
- Excused absences
- Temporary disability, definition
- Compulsory education requirement
- Parental notifications
- Nutrition supplements
Review the Handbook for Pregnant & Parenting Students to learn about the rights and supports you are entitled to as a pregnant and/or parenting student.