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8450 Policy_Control of Casual Contact Communicable Diseases

The Board of Education recognizes that control of the spread of communicable disease spread through casual-
contact is essential to the well-being of the school community and to the efficient District operation.
For purposes of this policy, "casual-contact communicable disease" shall include diphtheria, scarlet fever and
other strep infections, whooping cough, mumps, measles, rubella, and others designated by the Wisconsin
Department of Public Health.
In order to protect the health and safety of the students, District personnel, and the community at large, the Board
shall follow all State statutes and Health Department regulations which pertain to immunization and other means
for controlling communicable disease spread through normal interaction in the school setting.
On the recommendation of the nurse, the teacher may remove from the classroom and the principal may exclude
from the building or isolate in the school any student who appears to be ill or has been exposed to a
communicable disease, except that the teacher or principal may act independently if the parent is not present in
the building when the decision needs to be made.
The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures for the control of communicable disease which shall
    A. Instruction of professional staff members in the detection of these common diseases and measures for their
        prevention and control;
    B. Removal of students from District property to the care of a responsible adult;
    C. Preparation of standards for the readmission of students who have recovered from casual-contact
        communicable diseases;
    D. Filing of reports as required by statute and the State Department of Health.
252.19, 252.21, Wis. Stats.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:10 PM