Britton Deerfield School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

8450 - CONTROL OF CASUAL-CONTACT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

The Board of Education recognizes that control of the spread of communicable disease spread through casual-contact is essential to the well-being of the school community and to the efficient District operation.

For purposes of this policy, "casual-contact communicable disease" shall include diphtheria, scarlet fever and other strep infections, whooping cough, mumps, measles, rubella, and others designated by the Michigan Department of Community/Public Health.

In order to protect the health and safety of the students, District personnel, and the community at large, the Board shall follow all State statutes and Health Department regulations which pertain to immunization and other means for controlling communicable disease spread through normal interaction in the school setting.

On the recommendation of the principal, the teacher may remove from the classroom and the principal may exclude from the building or isolate in the school any student who appears to be ill or has been exposed to a communicable disease.

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for the control of communicable disease which shall include:

 A.instruction of professional staff members in the detection of these common diseases and measures for their prevention and control;

 B.removal of students from District property to the care of a responsible adult;

 C.preparation of standards for the readmission of students who have recovered from casual-contact communicable diseases;

 D.filing of reports as required by statute and the State Department of Health.

M.C.L.A. 380.1169

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