Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Recommended School Board Policies

Arkansas School Boards Association recommended school health policies: 

  • 4.34 Communicable Diseases and Parasites - Students with communicable diseases or with human host parasites that are transmittable in a school environment shall demonstrate respect for other students by not attending school while they are capable of transmitting their condition to others. Students whom the school nurse determines are unwell or unfit for school attendance or who are believed to have a communicable disease or condition will be required to be picked up by their parent or guardian.
  • 4.35 Student Medications - Prior to the administration of any medication to any student under the age of eighteen (18), written parental consent is required. 
  • 4.41 Physical Examinations or Screenings - The district conducts routine health screenings such as hearing, vision, and scoliosis due to the importance these health factors play in the ability of a student to succeed in school. The intent of the exams or screenings is to detect defects in hearing, vision, or other elements of health that would adversely affect the student’s ability to achieve to his/her full potential. 
  • 4.57 Immunizations - The district administration has the responsibility to evaluate the immunization status of district students.

 

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