5015 - Student Illness
Students who become ill while attending an ESU 4 program will be sent to the program administrator's office where the nurse or other service unit employee will determine the appropriate response. When a child is too ill to remain at the program, a service unit employee will contact the child's parent(s) or guardian and make arrangements for the child to be picked up or sent home. If an illness or injury requires immediate medical attention, service unit officials shall attempt to contact the child's parent(s) or guardian regarding treatment for the child. If the parents or guardian cannot be contacted, service unit officials may have the child treated by an available physician. Students who show symptoms of a contagious disease may be sent home, and the service unit may require a physician's statement before allowing such students to return to ESU 4 programs.
Parents or guardians must complete an emergency information card for each child contracted to receive services in an ESU 4 program. The card should list the family physician's name, where parents or a responsible adult can be located, and any necessary emergency instructions.
Adopted on: June 8, 2009
Revised on: _________________________
Reviewed on: November 14, 2011