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5023 - Student Illness


Student Illness

Students who become ill at school will be sent to the building office where the school nurse or other school employee will determine the appropriate response.  When a child is too ill to remain at school, a school employee will contact the child’s parent(s) and make arrangements for the child to be picked up or sent home.  If an illness or injury requires immediate medical attention, school officials shall attempt to contact the child’s parent(s) regarding treatment for the child.  If the parents cannot be contacted, school officials may have the child treated by an available physician. Students who show symptoms of a contagious disease may be sent home, and the district may require a physician’s statement before allowing such students to return to school.


Parents must complete an emergency information card for each child enrolled in the district.  The card should list the family physician’s name, where parents or a responsible adult can be located, and any necessary emergency instructions.


Adopted on:                 9/12/2005


Revised on:                 ________


Reviewed on:              5/10/2010       

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