Guidelines for Policies and Practices Prohibited Under Title IX Regulations

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According to the Equality Center's guidelines, the following policies and practices are prohibited under Title IX regulations:

A student cannot be expelled, suspended, or otherwise excluded from school because of her pregnancy, false pregnancy, childbirth, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.

Schools cannot discriminate against a student in any class, program, or extracurricular activity for pregnancy-related reasons.

A school can require a physician's note for a pregnant student only if it makes the same requirement for students with other medical conditions.

A school must grant leave if a student's doctor says that it is medically necessary. After this leave, the school must reinstate the student to the status she had when her leave began.

While a school can offer a special or separate program, it cannot require that a pregnant student attend. Schools must allow a pregnant student to stay in regular classes if she wants to.

A school cannot penalize a girl or discriminate against her because she has had--or plans to have--a legal abortion.

Schools cannot treat unmarried fathers differently than they treat unmarried mothers.--ws

Vol. 08, Issue 34

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