Should pregnant students be allowed maternity leave?
That’s the center of a debate brewing in one Denver high school.
Pregnant students there are asking for at least four weeks of maternity leave and not to be penalized with unexcused absences.
Colorado's public schools, like many school systems, tend to place pregnant students or new moms in specialized programs or craft individualized education plans for them.
Denver Public Schools has no districtwide policy, which leaves it up to schools to work out plans for students continuing their education, according to a Denver Post article.
What kind of policy does your school system have for pregnant teens or teens who have recently given birth? Do you agree with students receiving four weeks of maternity leave while not receiving unexcused absences?