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Oakdale Jt. USD |  5000 |  BP  5141.23  Students

Asthma Management   

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The Board of Education desires to provide support systems for students with asthma in order to reduce school absences, help ensure that such students receive appropriate intervention if symptoms occur at school, and enable them to participate in the educational program and school activities to the extent possible.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)

(cf. 6145 - Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

The Superintendent or designee shall involve school nurses, other health professionals, school administrators, and health educators in the development of strategies to help provide a healthy and safe school environment for students with asthma. He/she may also involve school health councils or committees and other interested persons to ensure that the district's strategies are coordinated with other school health programs and practices.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

District strategies shall include, but not be limited to, procedures for identifying and addressing individual student needs, providing effective professional development on asthma symptoms and staff responsibilities, and identifying and reducing environmental factors at schools that may trigger and/or worsen asthma symptoms.

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 3514.2 - Integrated Pest Management)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

(cf. 5141 - Health Care and Emergencies)

(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)

(cf. 5141.24 - Specialized Health Care Services)

(cf. 5141.27 - Food Allergies/Special Dietary Needs)

(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

(cf. 6163.2 - Animals at School)

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

49407 Liability for treatment

49408 Emergency information

49414.5 Providing school personnel with voluntary emergency training

49423-49423.1 Administration of prescribed medication for student

49423.5 Specialized health care services

49426 School nurses

49480 Continuing medication regimen; notice

51880-51921 Comprehensive health education

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

600-611 Administering medication to students

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

280g Children's asthma treatment grant program

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Asthma Management in the Schools, Policy Brief, March 2008

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES PUBLICATIONS

Asthma Action Plan for Schools and Families, January 2007

Guidelines for the Management of Asthma in California Schools, April 2004

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION PUBLICATIONS

Managing Asthma in Schools What Have We Learned?, August 2006

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PUBLICATIONS

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

American Lung Association: http:://www.lungusa.org

American School Health Association: http://www.ashaweb.org

California Asthma Public Health Initiative: http://caasthma.org

California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov

California School Nurses Organization: http://www.csno.org

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

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/index.htm#asthma

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): http:// www.epa.gov/asthma

Policy OAKDALE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 8, 2010 Oakdale, California