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Communicable Diseases

Exclusion Criteria

The guidelines below have been developed for the exclusion of students who have communicable or contagious diseases. These regulations are in compliance with the requirements of the local and state health authority, state law, and board policy:

  • A student with any of the following symptoms may be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious. Specific diagnoses from the Communicable Disease Chart may have longer recommended isolation times.
    • Temperature of 100 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
    • Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw.
    • Undetermined rash over any part of the body.
    • Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.
    • Red eyes with thick drainage noted.
    • Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.
    • Open, draining lesions that are unable to be covered appropriately.
  • A licensed vocational nurse or registered school nurse determines if a student meets exclusion from school criteria.
  • For readmission, some illnesses may require a statement from the student's physician affirming that the student is not contagious.