The Litchfield Board of Education recognizes that students who either marry early or become pregnant outside of marriage need the counseling, health services, and education available through the public schools as much as other students their age. These students should have the same educational opportunities as their peers. They should have access to all pertinent special services and considerations that are provided other students enrolled in the Litchfield Public Schools.
Marital, maternal or parental status shall not affect the rights and privileges of students to receive a public education or to take part in any extracurricular activities offered by the school.
Arrangements for attendance, homebound instruction, counseling and placement should be made in concert with the parents/legal guardian, and – in the case of pregnant students – their physician. The best interests of the individual student shall determine the arrangement to be made for the student's education.
The administration is authorized to make special arrangements for attendance, promotion, graduation, etc., for pregnant students who wish to continue and complete their education in the Litchfield Public Schools.
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: October 27, 1987
Policy Reviewed: October 1. 1998
Policy Revised: October 16, 2013