Bell County School District Wants Pregnant Teens To Stay In School

School administrators in one eastern Kentucky county say they want to see pregnant students back in school.

Through federal grant money, the Bell County School District is reaching out to young mothers. They held a baby shower yesterday in Pineville, where they discussed support programs and alternative learning options designed to help expecting students balance pregnancy and education.

“Take care of their children independently, also reinforce to their child how much of an importance education is to them,” says Marcy Hayden of Bell County Schools.

School officials say there are about 20 current or expecting moms, and many of them have dropped out.


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  • by doria Location: ky on Sep 26, 2008 at 06:55 AM
    educaton is the bet option thede girls have they need lots of family support stay in school
  • by 27 Location: lancaster on Sep 24, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    Well, it's about time one of the schools take up for these girls. Here in our town we got girls pregnant every where you look! The problem is, our older generation turns their head and says we don't have a pregnancy rate or a drug problem! Teach sex ed instead of abstinance cuz it isn't working!!!
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Sep 24, 2008 at 06:48 AM
    while this is a heartwarming story in a bittersweet kind of way ... i think the real thing this story shows is the dire need of sex education in schools. obviously abstinence only education isn't working!
  • by Way to Go Bell County Location: Proud on Sep 24, 2008 at 05:15 AM
    I live in Bell County and pay taxes like everyone else, what we need to do is teach our kids morals and take them to church, and maybe this wouldn't even be an issue. Our whole school system needs a restructuring. Go to a football game and just listen to how kids school age talks, ridiculious!!!! Of course it starts at home first.
  • by Bubba on Sep 24, 2008 at 05:07 AM
    Why dont we get a federal grant to give out condoms and mandatory birth control instead. Would be cheaper.

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