The District shall not discriminate against any student or exclude any student from its education program or activity, including any class or extracurricular activity, on the basis of the student's pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom, unless the student requests voluntarily to participate in a separate portion of the District's program or activity. [See FB]
The District may require such a student to obtain the certification of a physician that the student is physically and emotionally able to continue participation in the normal education program or activity so long as such certification is required of all students for other physical or emotional conditions requiring the attention of a physician.
A district that operates a separate, voluntary program or activity for pregnant students shall ensure that the separate portion is comparable to that offered to nonpregnant students.
Leave of Absence
If the District does not maintain a leave policy for its students, or if a student does not otherwise qualify for leave under such a policy, the District shall treat pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and recovery therefrom as a justification for a leave of absence for as long as the student's physician deems medically necessary.
At the end of the leave, the District shall reinstate the student to the status she held when the leave began.
20 U.S.C. 1681; 34 CFR 106.40(b)