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.
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