Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

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.

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