The Melrose Public Schools encourages students who become pregnant and/or take on parenting responsibilities to continue and complete their education in the district. Every effort will be made to ensure that the student’s educational program is disrupted to the least extent possible; that health counseling services, as well as instruction, are offered; that return to school after leave is encouraged; and that opportunities to complete high school or post-graduate education are provided.
Pregnant students are permitted to remain in regular classes and participate in extracurricular activities with non-pregnant students throughout their pregnancy, and after giving birth are permitted to return to the same academic and extracurricular program as before the leave.
MSC first vote: 10/28/14
MSC second vote: 11/18/14