Tippecanoe School Corporation
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8450 - CONTROL OF CASUAL-CONTACT, COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

The School Board recognizes that control of communicable diseases spread through normal school contact is essential to the well-being of the school community and to the efficient Corporation operation.

In order to protect the health and safety of the students, Corporation 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.

For purposes of this policy, "casual-contact, communicable disease" shall include

 A.diphtheria,

 B.scarlet fever and other strep infections,

 C.whooping cough,

 D.mumps,

 E.measles,

 F.rubella,

 G.others designated by the Indiana Department of Public Health.

Removal from school: On the recommendation of the school nurse, the student may be removed from the classroom, and the building administrator 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 teacher or principal may act independently if the school nurse is not present in the building when the decision needs to be made.

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

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

 B.removal of students from Corporation 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.

I.C. 20-34-3-9

Revised 11/9/11

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