COMMUNICABLE OR INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

Students with a communicable disease will be allowed to attend school provided their presence does not create a substantial risk of illness or transmission to other students or employees. The term “communicable disease” shall mean an infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law.

 

Prevention and control of communicable diseases shall be included in the school district's bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan. The procedures shall include scope and application, definitions, exposure control, methods of compliance, universal precautions, vaccination, post‑exposure evaluation, follow‑up, communication of hazards to employees and record keeping. This plan shall be reviewed annually by the superintendent and school nurse.

 

Their personal physician shall determine the health risk to immunosupressed students. The health risk to others in the school district environment from the presence of a student with a communicable disease shall be determined on a case‑by‑case basis by the student's personal physician, a physician chosen by the school district or public health officials.

 

A student who is at school and who has a communicable disease that creates a substantial risk of harm to other students, employees, or others at school shall report the condition to the Superintendent any time the student is aware that the disease actively creates such risk.

 

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop administrative regulations stating the procedures for dealing with students with a communicable disease.

 

Legal Reference:                     Neb. Statute 79-248 et seq.

                                                                     79-264

29 U.S.C. §§ 701 et seq. (1994). 

45 C.F.R. Pt. 84.3 (1990). 

 

Cross Reference:                     404.04 Communicable Diseases ‑ Employees 

507      Student Records 

508      Student Health and Well‑Being

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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