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LB 427 - Requires Schools to Accommodate Pregnant and Parenting Students - Nebraska Key Vote

Patty Pansing Brooks voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Schools to Accommodate Pregnant and Parenting Students

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Schools to Accommodate Pregnant and Parenting Students

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires schools to adopt policies for pregnant and parenting students.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires schools to allow pregnant students to attend doctor appointments for prenatal or pediatric medical care (Sec. 1).

  • Requires schools to provide opportunities for pregnant and parenting students to make up missed work or allow for alternative education (Sec. 1).

  • Requires each school district to adopt a written policy prior to the 2018-2019 school year providing standards and guidelines to accommodate absences related to pregnancy and child care (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the state Department of Education to develop a model policy by December 2017 that includes the following regulations or resources (Sec. 3):

    • Procedures to anticipate and provide for student absences due to pregnancy;

    • Alternative methods of education such as tutoring or coursework that can be completed at home or online;

    • Spaces to accommodate lactating students; and

    • Procedures to assist students in finding child care providers if the school does not have a daycare facility.

  • Authorizes mothers to breastfeed their children in certain public, private, denominational and parochial day schools (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Schools to Accommodate Pregnant and Parenting Students

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