The Board recognizes that schools are responsible for providing first aid or emergency treatment in case of sudden illness or injury to a student, but that further medical attention is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Each parent or guardian must provide an emergency telephone number where the parent or designee of the parent can be reached. When a student is injured, staff shall provide immediate care and attention until relieved by a superior, a nurse, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or a doctor. The principal or designated staff member will immediately attempt to contact the parent so that the parent can arrange for care or treatment of the injured student.
If a child develops symptoms of illness while at school, the responsible school officials shall do the following:
- Isolate the child immediately from other children in a room or area segregated for that purpose.
- Inform the parent or guardian as soon as possible about the illness and request him or her to pick up the child.
- Report each case of suspected communicable disease the same day by telephone to the local health authority, or as soon as possible thereafter if no contact can be made the same day.
In the event that the parent cannot be reached and in the judgment of the principal or person in charge immediate medical attention is required, the injured student may be taken directly to the hospital by EMT personnel and treated by the physician on call. When the parent is located, he/she may elect to continue the treatment or make other arrangements.
Adopted on: April 8, 2003