1. Title IX Requirements Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students: What Every College and University Needs to Know

Title IX Requirements Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students: What Every College and University Needs to Know

Title IX Requirements Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students: What Every College and University Needs to Know
Event ID: 73390
Session ID: 16174
Date: 11/12/19, 1 PM Eastern

Date: 11/12/19, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, Wisconsin
Price: $299.00 webinar or On-Demand, $399.00 webinar and On-Demand. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? College and university administrators, Title IX coordinators, student services directors, and university legal counsel
Best For: Higher Education


One of the lesser known areas covered by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) relates to pregnancy and parenting students. In recent years, the Department of Education has provided greater attention to this area, including issuing guidance supporting such students and noting that it is imperative for students to avoid discrimination as they strive to stay in school. Colleges and universities must ensure their compliance with the laws and regulations, including making accommodations for pregnant students, excusing certain absences for pregnancy or childbirth, and ensuring that such students are not excluded from participating in educational programs.

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding the rights afforded to students from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Understand the types of assistance that a school must provide to a pregnant student, including providing leaves of absence and other accommodations.
  • Learn the various different areas in which the law provides protection to pregnant students, including in areas of admissions and employment.
  • Review requirements related to ensuring students fully participate in educational programs, including extracurricular activities, honors classes, or other programs.
  • Understand the various laws that can also be impacted by such students, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.



Your conference leader for “Title IX Requirements Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students: What Every College and University Needs to Know” is Richard F. Verstegen, attorney, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin. Rick is an experienced member of the School Law Practice Group and the Labor and Employment Group at the firm. He represents educational institutions (including public school districts and technical colleges) in a variety of education law matters. He counsels school clients in labor and employment, student rights, student discipline, meetings and records, special education, Title IX, privacy and technology issues, student safety, policy, governance, and many other issues. Rick regularly provides training on these issues, conducts compliance reviews, attends board meetings, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and school board policies, and provides other legal services. Rick has also published many articles on education and employment law related topics. In addition, he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with education, labor, and employment related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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