San Carlos ESD | BP 5141.27 Students
Allergies/Food Allergies And Special Dietary Needs
The district is committed to working in cooperation with parents, students, and physicians to minimize the risks of accidental exposure to allergens and provide a safe educational environment for all students.
The Governing Board does not believe it is in the best interest of children and their families to outright ban individual children from bringing any particular food or substance to school. However,¬†when community members, parents and students provide food for groups of children, whole classes or for schoolwide events, the Board encourages all to be mindful and respectful of classmates who may have allergies, and thus provide foods (and other substances) to students that can be eaten by all students participating in those activities.
The Superintendent or designee shall develop guidelines for the care of students with allergies that focus on prevention, education and awareness of allergy management.
Such guidelines shall include, but not be limited to, strategies for identifying students at risk for allergic reactions, avoidance measures and other means to manage allergies, education of staff regarding typical symptoms, and actions to be taken in the event of a severe allergic reaction.
Parents/guardians shall be responsible for notifying the Superintendent, Principal or designee, in writing, regarding any allergies or other special needs of their child in accordance with administrative regulation.
Students shall not be excluded from school activities based solely on their food or other allergies.
49423 Administration of prescribed medication for student
600-611 Administering medication to students
15562 Reimbursement for meals, substitutions
1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
701-795a Rehabilitation Act, including:
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
1751-1769h National School Lunch Program
1771-1791 Child nutrition, especially:
1773 School Breakfast Program
210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program
220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program
225.16 Meal programs, individual substitutions
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Training Standards for the Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, December 2004
FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS NETWORK (FAAN) PUBLICATIONS
School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS
Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs: Guidance for School Food Service Staff, Fall 2001
American Dietetic Association: http://www.eatright.org
American School Food Service Association: http://www.asfsa.org
California Department of Education, Health Services and School Nursing: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: http://www.foodallergy.org
International Food Information Council: http://ific.org
National School Boards Association, School Health Programs: http://www.nsba.org
U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://www.fns.usda.gov
Policy SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: January 16, 2014 San Carlos, California