Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

7420 - HYGIENIC MANAGEMENT

The School Board recognizes that the health and physical well-being of the students of this Corporation depends in large measure upon the cleanliness and sanitary management of the schools.

The Board directs that a program of hygienic management be instituted in the schools and explained annually to all staff members.

The Superintendent shall cooperate with the State Board of Health to inspect each school for cleanliness and sanitation each year.

The Superintendent shall prepare, in consultation with health authorities, procedures for the handling and disposal of body wastes and fluids. Such procedures shall include the protection of staff members who clean or handle blood or blood-soaked items, vomitus, saliva, urine, or feces; the disinfection of surfaces and items in contact with such matter; the disposal of such matter in sealed containers; and the frequent and thorough cleansing of hands and any other body parts that contact such matter. In addition, the Superintendent shall implement annual staff training programs on universal precautions and other infection control measures adopted by the Indiana State Board of Health.

The Superintendent shall develop and supervise a program for the cleanliness and sanitary management of the school buildings, the school grounds, and school equipment pursuant to law.

The cleanliness of each school building shall be the responsibility of the principal.

I.C. 16-41-11-1 et seq.
I.C. 20-26-5-4
410 IAC 1-4