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Pregnant Teens Expected to Return to Class

Maternity Leave For Teens?


Most women can't imagine returning to work the day after they are released from the hospital with their new bundle of joy, though some do. A recent article in The Denver Post questioned the current practice of their local East High School that penalizes teen moms who don't make it back to class after birthing. It said:

"Two counselors from East High School approached the school board last month, saying the policy at their school is unfair and inconsiderate because it forces new moms to return to school the day after being discharged from the hospital or face being charged with unexcused absences."

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Senior Kayla Lewis who is five months pregnant is asking that four weeks maternity leave be granted to pregnant students. The time will give their bodies a chance to heal and provide an opportunity to bond with their babies.

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