The district, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have employees 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 employees as quickly as possible.
When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, the district will attempt to notify the student's parents as soon as possible. If a parent cannot be reached, the ill or injured student shall be transported home, to the hospital or to a physician’s office by a member of the district’s staff. Further medical attention is the responsibility of the parent or guardian or the person designated for emergencies. In cases of extreme emergency, the student will be transported to a hospital or doctor’s office by ambulance or other suitable type of transportation and both the family and the family doctor contacted. If the family physician is not available, the doctor on call at the hospital emergency room shall render necessary services. Further medical attention is the responsibility of the parent or guardian or the person designated for emergencies.
It is the responsibility of the principal to file an accident report with the school nurse within twenty-four hours after the student is injured. Annually, parents are required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child. The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parents and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.
Reviewed: FY 2015-2016, March 14, 2016