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Atascadero USD |  BP  5141.31  Students

Immunizations   

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To protect the health of all students and staff and to curtail the spread of infectious diseases, the Governing Board shall cooperate with state and local public health agencies to encourage and facilitate immunization of all district students against preventable diseases.

(cf. 1400 - Relations between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.26 - Tuberculosis Testing)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

Each student enrolling for the first time in a district elementary or secondary school, preschool, or child care and development program shall present an immunization record from any authorized private or public health care provider certifying that he/she has received all required immunizations in accordance with law. Students shall be excluded from school or exempted from immunization requirements only as allowed by law.

(cf. 5112.1 - Exemptions from Attendance)

(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)

(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development

(cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

Transfer Students

Each transfer student shall be requested to present his/her immunization record upon registration at a district school.

However, when necessary, a transfer student may be conditionally admitted for up to 30 days while their immunization records are being transferred from their previous school. If these records do not arrive within 30 days, the student shall present written documentation by an authorized health care provider showing that the required immunizations were received. If such documentation is not presented, the student shall be excluded from school until the required immunizations have been administered. (17 CCR 6070)

(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)

(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)

(cf. 6173.2 - Education of Children of Military Families)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44871 Qualifications of supervisor of health

46010 Total days of attendance

48216 Immunization

48853.5 Immediate enrollment of foster youth

48980 Required notification of rights

49403 Cooperation in control of communicable disease and immunizations

49426 Duties of school nurses

49701 Flexibility in enrollment of children of military families

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

120325-120380 Immunization against communicable disease, especially:

120335 Immunization requirement for admission

120395 Information about meningococcal disease, including recommendation for vaccination

120440 Disclosure of immunization information

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

430 Student records

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 17

6000-6075 School attendance immunization requirements

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

11432 Immediate enrollment of homeless children

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

99.1-99.67 Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

California Immunization Handbook for Schools and Child Care Programs, July 2003

Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry

Guide to the Requirements of the California School Immunization Law for Parents of Children in or Entering School or Child Care

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and H1N1, October 2009

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: October 5, 1999 Atascadero, California

revised: November 15, 2011