ACLU Piqued By Delhi Charter Pregnancy Policy
MONROE, La. (AP) — A Delhi Charter School policy that prevents pregnant female students from attending school and can force them to take a pregnancy test to continue attending school if administrators "suspect" pregnancy has drawn the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The News-Star report the ACLU sent a letter Monday requesting the school revise its policy or the group will consider further legal action.
Caroline Roemer Shirley, executive director of the Louisiana Association of Charter Schools agrees the policy could be problematic.
Pregnant students wishing to continue attending Delhi Charter will be required to enroll in a home study course while pregnant.
The letter from the ACLU contends that the policy violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 because it excludes students from educational programs.