J - Students



Communicable Diseases
NEPN/NSBA Code: JLCC

Teachers shall be alert to signs of illness and communicable disease and refer children showing such symptoms to the school nurse.

All children under quarantine shall be excluded from school and school activities. Quarantine regulations established by state or local health officials shall be observed. The school nurse shall be responsible for notifying the local health department of all students having a communicable disease as required by law and Department of Education rules. The building principal shall be notified of all communicable disease cases and contacts in the school.

Children who have other types of communicable diseases shall be excluded from school as prescribed by law, or shall observe other protective procedures according to recommendations issued by the school physician.

When a child is excluded from school due to a communicable illness, the school nurse will contact the parent and/or physician to determine when the child may return to school. The building principal and/or the school nurse must give permission before the child is readmitted to class.

When a child returns to school after having had a communicable disease, a certificate from the attending physician may be required. The building principal and/or the school nurse must give permission before the child is readmitted to class.


Legal Reference: 5 MRSA§19201 et seq.
20-A MRSA§1001.11-A; 6301; 6351A; 6551
22 MRSA§801; 802; 806; 823; 824; 1016
Adopted: December 14, 1992
Revised: ________