Delhi Charter School Policy Would Kick Pregnant Teens out of School
In Delhi, Louisiana, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana, on Monday, warned the Delhi Charter School that its teen pregnancy policy violated federal laws and the U.S. Constitution.
Delhi Charter School claims it has the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test, if the administration suspects she is pregnant.
Girls who test positive, or refuse the test, are not allowed to attend classes on campus. Instead, they must complete a home study course or withdraw from the school.
In a letter to the Delhi Charter School, the ACLU said the school policy violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clauses of the U.S. constitution.
Title IX prohibits public schools from excluding a female student from class because she is pregnant.