• JHCC: Contagious Diseases


    The Board recognizes that controlling the spread of contagious diseases through casual contact is essential to the school community's well-being and efficient District operation. Therefore, the Board directs the Chief Executive Officer to develop and implement contagious disease management protocols in consultation with health professionals.

    To protect the health and safety of students and staff, the Board follows all State laws and Ohio Department of Health regulations on immunizations and other means for controlling contagious diseases that spread through casual contact in the schools. The Board does not require an individual to receive a vaccine for which the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not granted full approval. In addition, the District does discriminate against an individual who has not received a vaccine without full FDA approval. As a result, the District does not require someone to engage or refrain from engaging in activities or precautions that differ from an individual who has received such a vaccine.

    The school provides immediate attention to all students with signs or symptoms of contagious diseases and may send these students home.

    A school nurse or public health nurse examines any student suspected or reported to have a contagious disease. The District may exclude the student from school upon the nurse's recommendation. Readmission is dependent upon a decision by a physician, school nurse, or public health nurse.

    The District informs parents and guardians when a contagious disease occurs in their child's classroom or on the bus so they may observe early signs or symptoms and institute preventive measures.


    • Adopted: October 4, 2001
    • Amended: June 28, 2022

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