The district recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children and will cooperate with appropriate professional organizations associated with maintaining individual and community health and safety.
The district will provide the services of a medical consultant who will render medical and administrative consultative services for staff responsible for school health and athletics.
Activities may include identification of student health needs, health screening tests (including eye and hearing screening tests), communicable disease prevention and control, promotion of the correction of remediable health defects, emergency care of the ill and injured, health counseling, health and safety education, and the maintenance of a healthful school environment.
Procedures for Emergency at School
Staff will provide only emergency care to students who become ill or injured on school property, buses, or while under school supervision.
Each year parents will supply information indicating where the student is to be taken in case of an emergency; the name, address, and phone number of a designated person to be contacted in case the parent is not available; and any allergies or diseases the student might have.
The district will maintain a Medical Emergency Response Plan, as required by law, and an Emergency Procedures Handbook, which will be used by staff for handling emergencies.
Emergency procedures will include the following:
- Provision for care beyond first aid, which would enable care by the family or its physician or the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. In instances when the EMS is required, every effort will be made to provide the unit with the student’s Emergency Card, which lists any allergies or diseases the student might have;
- Information relative to not permitting the administration of any form of medicine or drugs to students without written approval of parents. Requests made by parents for such administration of medication will be reviewed and approved by the principal or designee;
- Provisions for reporting all accidents, cases of injury, or illness to the principal. Provisions will be made, in all cases of injury or illness involving possible legal or public relations implications, for reporting such information to the Superintendent immediately;
- Prompt reporting of any accident or serious illness by teachers to the principal or designee; such reports will be filed with the Superintendent’s Office.
Student Illness or Injury
In case of illness or injury, the parent will be contacted and asked to pick up the student or provide the transportation.
Transportation of an ill or injured student is not normally provided by the school. If the parent cannot provide transportation and the student is ill or injured, an ambulance may be called. Expense incurred as a result of emergency ambulance use will not be borne by the district, and will be the responsibility of the parent.
Students will be transported by staff only in an emergency and by the individual so designated by the school administrator.
MSC first vote: 11/26/13
MSC second vote: 12/19/13