STUDENT INJURY OR ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, efforts will be made to notify the student’s parents or guardians by the school nurse or the principal as soon as possible after these individuals are aware of the incident.
The District, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have authorized school personnel present administer emergency or minor first aid if possible. An ill or injured child will be turned over to the care of the parents or qualified medical personnel as quickly as possible. An ill or injured student may be transported to a medical facility if school officials deem it necessary. An ill or injured student will not be sent home without consent of a parent or guardian.
It shall be the responsibility of the principal to file an accident report with the Superintendent within twenty-four (24) hours after the student is injured at school.
Annually, parents shall be required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child.
Staff shall insure that all accidents occurring on District property or at school-sponsored activities are timely reported in writing to the building principal.
Date of Last Review: October 14, 2019
Date of Revision:
October 14, 2019
279.8, 280.14, 613.17, Code of Iowa; 281 I.A.C.
DECORAH COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS