Bill on time for student-parents goes to Martinez

March 14, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students who are becoming parents would be entitled to excused time off from classes under a bill approved by the New Mexico Legislature.

The measure allowing pregnant students or fathers-to-be to miss as many as 10 days for birth gained approval from the Senate late Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Susana Martinez, the Albuquerque Journal ( ) reported. The bill also allows students to take off up to four days per semester for prenatal or child care.

Students would have to make arrangements with their teachers to make up the work they Login to read more

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