One Louisiana school is dealing with the state’s high rates of teen pregnancy by taking an “out of sight, out of mind” approach. No pregnant students are welcome at Delhi Charter School in Delhi, Louisiana — a policy that the institution enforces by requiring students who are “suspected” of being pregnant to submit to a mandatory pregnancy test.
If students test positive for pregnancy, they are no longer allowed to attend classes on the school’s campus and will be forced to either switch to another school or begin a home school program. If a student refuses to take the test, she is “treated as a pregnant student” and also kicked out of Delhi Charter School, according to the student handbook:
If an administrator or teacher suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspected student is in fact pregnant. The school further reserves the right to refer the suspected student to a physician of its choice. If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Delhi Charter School.
If a student is determined to be pregnant and wishes to continue to attend Delhi Charter School, the student will be required to pursue a course of home study that will be provided by the school…Any student who is suspected of being pregnant and who refuses to submit to a pregnancy test shall be treated as a pregnant student and will be offered home study opportunities. If home study opportunities are not acceptable, the student will be counseled to seek other educational opportunities.
Wow! What a change over the years.
They use to use Black females in their pictures when speaking about pregnancy, as if Black young females was the only one getting pregnant, and now they are using white females in pictures, because young white females gets pregnant while in school just like any other young female.
Charter Schools. What makes Charter school any different from other schools?
Charter schools are primary or secondary schools that receive public money (and like other schools, may also receive private donations) but are not subject to some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school's charter.[1
I go to a Catholic hign school an a girl in the grade above me is having a baby. One of her teachers refused to teach her and a few disgrace her and treat her differently. I heard she was disowned by many of her friends and though she and her boyfriend are still together, they are social outcasts. I dont know what to think myself, but as I was in public school all my life all I really want to do is help her out.
SEX EDUCATION AND CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Thomas P. Dolan