J - Students

Immunization of Students


All students who enroll in the Yarmouth schools are required by Maine law to present a certificate of immunization or evidence of immunization or immunity against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox).


Non­immunized students shall not be permitted to attend school unless one of the following conditions are met:


A.        The parents/guardians provide to the school written assurance that the child will be immunized within 90 days of enrolling in school or his/her first attendance in classes, whichever date is earlier. This option is available only once to each student during their school career; or

B.        The parents/guardians provide a physician’s written statement each year that immunization against one or more diseases may be medically inadvisable (as defined by law/regulation); or


C.        The parents/guardians state in writing each year that immunization is contrary to their sincere religious or philosophical beliefs.


The Superintendent shall exclude from school any non­immunized student when there is a clear danger to the health of others as provided by law.


The Superintendent/designee is directed to develop such administrative procedures as are necessary to carry out this policy and comply with statutory requirements.


Legal Reference:          20­A MRSA §§ 6352­6359

Chapter 126 (Me. Dept. of Ed. Rules)

Cross Reference:         JLCC – Communicable/Infectious Diseases

JRA – Student Educational Records


Adopted:  February 1, 2005


Revised:   November 12, 2015