|Kent City Community Schools|
8420E - PANDEMICS AND OTHER MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
A pandemic is an outbreak of an infectious disease. The Superintendent shall establish a Pandemic Response Team ("PRT") to develop a Pandemic Plan in coordination with local government and law enforcement officials.
The Pandemic Plan should include:
|A.||a communication method for school schedule changes, busing changes, and school closure;|
|B.||an educational pandemic prevention program for staff and students;|
|C.||provision for the business office to maintain continuity of operations during a pandemic;|
|D.||provision for distance-based learning for students (i.e., Internet instruction, community channel broadcast) to maintain continuity of education;|
|E.||policies and procedures for staff and student absences and extended leaves of absence due to a pandemic;|
|F.||policies and procedures for isolation and possible transportation of students and staff who become ill at school due to a pandemic;|
|G.||a plan of communication regarding pandemic status to students, parents, and staff;|
|H.||a plan for operating the District with less staff due to a pandemic;|
|I.||a designee responsible for establishing timelines within the Pandemic Plan and ensuring that such timelines are met and implementation of the plan occurs; and|
|J.||other emergency procedures necessary for the District to deal with a pandemic.|
The Pandemic Plan should be reviewed annually by the PRT and updated as appropriate.
© Neola 2009