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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