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Tori Sisk

SOS Coordinator
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(682) 867-7668
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Arlington ISD offers Pregnancy Related Services (PRS) supports, including Compensatory Education Home Instruction (CEHI) for eligible students during the pregnancy and postpartum periods. This program is designed to assist both male and female students in the dual role of parent and student to complete their high school graduation and prepare for college and career goals.

Compensatory Education and Home Instruction:

CEHI is the mandatory support service component districts offer in a PRS program. CEHI provides academic services to the student at home or hospital bedside when a valid medical necessity for confinement during the pregnancy prenatal or postpartum periods prevents the student from attending classes on a district campus. CEHI must consist of face-to-face contact with a certified teacher of the district providing academic services to the student.=

Services:

SOS department staff are assigned to school campuses at the secondary level in order to coordinate and provide services to pregnant/parenting students.  Our staff work in collaboration with campus staff and other departments to help facilitate student access to resources that may include:

  • Case Management
  • Schedule modifications
  • Child Care
  • Home Instruction
  • Transportation
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Services
  • Parenting Instruction

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In order to receive services through the PEP program, students must be:

  • Currently enrolled in school
  • Expecting a child or parenting

Students are identified for services through self-report and through referrals from campus staff. 

Student support services may include:

  • Case Management
  • Schedule modifications
  • Child Care
  • Home Instruction
  • Transportation
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Services
  • Parenting Instruction

Once a determination is made that a student is eligible for services, they remain eligible for services until graduation from high school.

SOS department staff are assigned to campuses and they work in collaboration with campus staff and other departments to provide supports/services as needed.  Staff campus assignments are listed in our web page.

Laws and Guidance

Federal Law

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities.  All public and private schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX.

State Law

Texas Education Code §29.081(d) identifies a student at risk of dropping out of school if the student is pregnant or parenting. 

TEA Pregnancy Related Services

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/pregnancy-related-services

TEA Pregnancy and Parenting Education

https://tea.texas.gov/texas-schools/health-safety-discipline/pregnancy-related-services/pregnancy-and-parenting-education-resources

TEA Covid19 Guidance - Pregnancy Related Services

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/covid/covid-19_pregnancy_related_service_guidance_april_14_.pdf

Resources

Texas Network of Youth Services

http://tnoys.org/

Texas Department of State Health Services

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/adolescent/resources.shtm

Tarrant County Child Care Management Services

https://tarrantcountyccms.org/

Tarrant County Public Health Clinics

https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/public-health-locations.html

Tarrant Area Food Bank

https://tafb.org/find-food/

Tarrant County Family Resources

http://earlyisbestnorthtexas.org/family-resources/

Help Me Grow North Texas

https://helpmegrownorthtexas.org/