J - Students




Immunization of Students

NEPN/NSBA Code:  JLCB


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