The attendance of each student with a life-threatening health condition at District schools is conditioned upon:
- A parent or guardian’s presentation of a medication or treatment order addressing any life threatening condition that may require the provision of medical services at school,
- The establishment of a nursing plan implementing the order, and
- A parent or guardian’s presentation of any medication or equipment identified by the order as necessary to treat the student in school.
Students with life threatening conditions who fail to present the above documents and/or medication(s) or equipment prior to or upon the first day of school attendance shall be excluded from school until such time as the documents and/or medication(s) and equipment are presented.
A student’s exclusion will continue until such time as the District receives the necessary medication or treatment order and any medication(s) or equipment necessary to carry out that order, and until a nursing plan is in place.
Life threatening health conditions justifying exclusion include but are not limited to:
- Severe allergies / Anaphylaxis;
- Epilepsy / Seizure Disorders; and
- Cardiac / Heart Conditions.
Prior to excluding a child with a life threatening health condition, the District will provide the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) with the following:
- Written notice to the parent(s), guardian(s) or person(s) acting in loco parentis delivered in person or by certified mail;
- Notice of the applicable laws, including copies of the relevant laws and regulations;
- An order that the student will be excluded from school immediately and until a treatment order is presented; and
- Materials describing the rights of parent(s) and the student to a hearing and the hearing process, and stating that the exclusion shall continue until the medication or treatment plan is presented or a hearing officer determines the student should not be excluded from school.
The above-described process shall be consistent with the student discipline appeals process set forth in Chapter 392-400 WAC. Parents have the right to a hearing, provided they notify the school within three days after receiving the exclusion order from the school principal. If the parent requests a hearing, the parent or guardian and school principal will be notified in writing of the time and place for the hearing and will present the case to a hearing office appointed by the superintendent.