5138 Regulation

 Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of
Belleville

Regulation 5138

STUDENTS

Pregnant Students

The Principal and Pastor, in consultation with the Office of Education, shall make final judgments as to whether or not a pregnant student should be enrolled or retained in school. They shall take every precaution to avert consideration of abortion as an option by the pregnant student. In the light of compassion, mercy and justice, they shall consider each person’s case individually, consult with the parents, recommend appropriate counseling resources and insure confidentiality.

If the boy is enrolled at the school, consultation shall take place with his parents, recommend appropriate counseling resources and insure confidentiality.

Pregnancy shall not be a reason for expulsion.

The above text is to be adopted by each school in the Diocese of Belleville as their written policy regarding pregnant students.

 

Approved:       May 16, 2006

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