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8450 - Control of Communicable and/or Infectious Diseases

The Board recognizes that control of the spread of communicable and/or infectious disease is essential to the well-being of the school community and to the efficient District operation.

For purposes of this policy, "communicable and/or infectious diseases" include but are not limited to:

  A. Strep infections


  B. Mononucleosis


  C. Methicillin Resistant Staph Arreus (MRSA)


  D. Diphtheria


  E. Whooping cough


  F. Mumps


  G. Measles


  H. Rubella


  I. Others designated by the Florida Department of Public Health (


In order to protect the health and safety of the students, District personnel, and the community at large, the Board shall follow all Florida statutes and Health Department regulations which pertain to immunization and other means for controlling communicable and/or infectious disease spread through normal interaction in the school setting.

If authorized by the Office of School Health Services, the principal will exclude from the building or isolate in the school any student who appears to be ill or has been exposed to a communicable and/or infectious disease, except that the principal may act independently if the registered nurse is not present and the Office of School Health Services is unavailable when the decision needs to be made.

F.S. 1003.22

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