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JGC         Health Assessments and Physicals                                     

Students eight years of age and under enrolling in USD 470 for the first time are required to provide the school with a health assessment.  This health physical must be done within twelve (12) months prior to school entry or within ninety (90) actual days after school entry.

There is one alternative:  a written statement signed by a parent/guardian that the child is an adherent of a religious denomination whose religious teaching are opposed to such assessments.

  1. The health assessment shall include whatever screening tests medically indicated by the attending physician.
  2. No specific form is required.
  3. If after 90 days the child has not obtained the health assessment as required by SB No. 520, the child will be excluded from school.
  4. All students engaged in activities covered by appropriate KSHAA rules shall provide the building principal with proof of a KSHAA physical examination according to their regulations.

Approved March 8, 2004


JGCB        Inoculations                                                                                                       

All students enrolling in any school in USD 470 shall provide the school nurse, or her designated representative with proof of immunization of certain diseases or furnish documents to satisfy statutory requirements.


JGCC       Communicable Diseases 

Any student noted by a physician, or the school nurse, or local health officer as having a communicable disease may be excluded from school for the duration of the illness.  The student will be readmitted to regular classes upon termination of the illness, as authorized by the student’s physician, the local health officer, or after the expiration of any period of isolation or quarantine.

The board reserves the right to require a written statement from the student’s physician or local health officer indicating that the student is free from all symptoms of the disease.

If a student is absent from regular classes for more than three consecutive days or the principal has been notified that a student has or is suspected of having a communicable disease, the principal shall determine whether a release shall be obtained from the student's physician or local health department before the student reenters school.

Decisions regarding the type of education and the setting for provision of educational services for a student with a communicable disease shall be based on the child’s medical condition and the expected type of interaction with others in the educational setting. Final decisions will be made by school administration after receiving input from the student’s physician, public health personnel, the student’s parent or guardian, and personnel associated with the proposed care or educational setting.