•  School Health and Student Illness

    When a student is ill and unable to benefit from their educational program, it is in their best interest to be at home rather than at school.  The following conditions are examples of when a student should not be at school:

    • when there is a large amount of discolored nasal discharge or the student is experiencing other significant respiratory distress
    • when the student has a temperature of 100 °F or above
    • when there have been repeated occurrences of vomiting (may return to school when vomiting has ceased for 24 hours)
    • when the student is experiencing severe constipation and not currently on a daily regime of laxatives and it is necessary to use an enema/laxative, they should remain at home for 24 hours 
    • due to the nature and severity of a student’s disability, a prescribed laxative regimen may be needed  When a student is experiencing 2 or more liquid consistency bowel movements, the student should remain at home for 24 hours from the last loose stool before returning to school. 
    • if a student has 2 or more liquid consistency bowel movements during the school day, the student may be sent home and should remain at home for 24 hours after the last loose stool before returning to school 
    • when the student has a communicable disease (may return to school after appropriate treatment)
    • when the student has a skin rash (may return to school with physician’s note or when rash has been gone for 24 hours)