John Glenn School Corporation
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5320 - IMMUNIZATION

The School Board requires that all students be properly immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, rubella (German measles), poliomyelitis, mumps, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and meningitis. From time to time other communicable diseases may be designated by the State Board of Health.

The current list of required student immunizations at each grade level is listed in Guideline 5320 - Immunization of Students in School.

The Superintendent shall require parents to furnish to their child's school, no later than the studentís first day of school attendance after enrollment. Proof of the studentís immunization status, either as a written document from the health care provider who administered the immunization or documentation provided from the State immunization data registry. Students whose parents do not provide the required documentation by the opening day of school may be admitted to school provided the documentation is received within twenty (20) days and is in accord with the Superintendent's administrative guidelines on immunization. If the student remains unimmunized at the close of the twenty (20) day period, the Superintendent shall commence expulsion proceedings, unless the parents have filed a religious objection or submitted a health care providerís statement that the needed immunizations are contraindicated.

Information concerning meningococcal disease (meningitis) and its vaccine shall be provided to students and parents at the beginning of the school year by the Superintendent. The information must include information concerning the causes, symptoms and spread of meningococcal diseases and places where parents may obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children. The Superintendent shall consult with the State Department of Education and the State Board of Health to develop necessary information and needed materials.

Materials concerning immunizations and immunization preventable diseases shall be provided to parents and guardians of students by each Building Principal, who shall obtain these materials from the State Department of Education. Posting the materials on the school buildingís website shall satisfy the distribution requirement.

Exemptions to the immunization requirements shall be granted, in accordance with State law, only for medical, religious, or other reasons allowed by the State.

The parent of each student who is entering grade six (6) shall be provided with information prescribed by the State Department of Health concerning cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and that an immunization against the HPV infection is available.

The Superintendent shall ensure that all applicable immunization information is complete in the State immunization data registry not later than the first Friday in February each year.

I.C. 20-30-5-18
I.C. 20-34-3-2
I.C. 20-34-4-2 thru 6

Revised 12/15/98
Revised 1/13/04
Revised 2/1/05
Revised 12/21/05
Revised 1/16/08
Revised 10/21/14
Revised 3/1/16

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