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Kings Canyon SD |  BP  5141.23  Students

Infectious Disease Prevention   

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The Governing Board recognizes its shared responsibility with the home and the community to promote appropriate disease prevention procedures in the handling and the cleaning up of blood and body fluids.

The Board desires to protect the entire school community without segregation, discrimination or stigma. Accordingly, infectious disease prevention shall be taught regardless of whether a district student or adult is known to have an identified infectious disease.

All students and employees shall be provided appropriate periodic instruction in basic procedures recommended by the State Department of Education and other public health agencies and associations.

(cf. 4119.41 - Infectious Disease (Employee))

(cf. 4119.42 - Infectious Disease Education)

(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

(cf. 6141.2 - Recognition of Religious Beliefs and Customs)

(cf. 6142.2 - AIDS Instruction)

Science Laboratory Instruction

Students involved in science laboratory experiences shall be protected from contamination from body fluids of other persons and from contaminated instruments. Whenever possible, laboratory

experiences involving body fluids will be conducted by way of teacher demonstrations rather than by student participation.

(cf. 5142 - re Laboratory Safety)

Injuries and Accidents

Whenever exposed to blood or other body fluids through injury or accident, students and staff should follow the latest medical protocol for disinfecting procedures.

(cf. 5141.1 - Accidents)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

49403 Cooperation in control of communicable disease and immunization of pupils

ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, TITLE 17

2500-2508 Communicable disease reporting requirements

Policy KINGS CANYON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 2, 1990 Reedley, California