Board Policies

Last revised: June 12, 2017

507.1

Student Physicals and Immunization Certificates

Policy Title:

Policy Title: Student Physicals and Immunization Certificates
Code No. 507.1

First time students enrolling in either pre-kindergarten or kindergarten or first grade shall have a physical examination by a licensed physician and provide proof of such an examination to the school district. A physical examination and proof of such an examination may be required by the administration for students in other grades enrolling for the first time in the school district. Students shall also have such other health screenings as required by law.

A certificate of health stating the results of a physical examination and signed by the physician must be on file at the attendance center. Each student will submit an up-to-date certificate of health upon the request of the superintendent. Failure to provide this information may be grounds for disciplinary action.

Students enrolling for the first time in the school district shall also submit a certificate of immunization showing evidence of immunizations required by law. The student may be admitted conditionally to the attendance center if the student has not yet completed the immunization process but is in the process of doing so as rapidly is as medically feasible in accordance with law. Failure to meet the immunization requirement will be grounds for suspension, expulsion or denial of admission. Upon recommendation of the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, students entering the district for the first time may be required to pass a TB test prior to admission. The district may conduct TB tests of current students as provided by law.

Students desiring to participate in interscholastic athletic activities shall have a physical examination by a licensed physician and provide proof of such an examination to the school district.

Exemptions from the immunization requirement in this policy will be allowed only for medical or religious reasons recognized under the law. The student must provide a valid Iowa State Department of Public Health Certificate of Immunization Exemption to be exempt from this policy.

Date of Adoption:
April 26, 1999

Dates of Revision:
January 27, 2003
September 13, 2010
April 8, 2013
June 12, 2017

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Date of Adoption

April 26, 1999

Date of Revision

January 27, 2003
September 13, 2010
April 8, 2013
June 12, 2017

Date of Review
June 12, 2017