Policy JLC: Student Health Services and Requirements

Activities may include identification of student health needs, healthscreening tests (including eye and hearing screening test),communicable disease prevention and control, promotion of the correctionof remediable health defects, emergency care of the ill and injured,health counseling, health and safety education, and the maintenance of ahealthful school environment.

The District recognizes that parents/guardians have the primaryresponsibility for the health of their students.  The school willcooperate with appropriate professional organizations associated withmaintaining individual and community health and safety.

The District will provide the services of a medical consultant whowill render medical and administrative consultative services forpersonnel responsible for school health and athletics.

Procedures for Emergency at School

School personnel will give only emergency care to students who becomeill or injured on school property, buses, or while under schoolsupervision.

Each year parents/guardians will supply information indicating wherethe student is to be taken in case of an emergency; the name, address,and phone number of a neighbor to be contacted in case theparent/guardian is not available; and any allergies or diseases thestudent might have.

The District will maintain a Medical Emergency Response Plan, asrequired by law, and an Emergency Procedures Handbook, which will beutilized by District personnel for handling emergencies.  Emergencyprocedures will include the following:

  • Provision for care beyond First Aid, which would enable care by the family or its  physician or the local Emergency Medical Services agencies.  In instances when the EMS  is required, every effort will be made to provide the unit with the student’s Emergency  Card which lists any allergies or diseases the student might have.

  • Information relative to not permitting the administration of any form of medicine or  drugs to students without written approval of parents/guardians.  Requests made by  parents for such administration of medication will be reviewed and approved by the  Principal or his/her designee.

  • Provisions for reporting all accidents, cases of injury, or illness to the Principal.   Provisions will be made (in all cases of injury or illness involving possible legal or public  relations implications) for reporting such to the appropriate executive director of  education immediately.

  • Prompt reporting by teachers to the Principal or his/her designee any accident or serious  illness, and such reports will be filed with the Business Office.

Student Illness or Injury

In case of illness or injury, the parent or guardian will becontacted and asked to call for the student or provide thetransportation. 

Transportation of an ill or injured student is not normally to beprovided by the school.  If the parent cannot provide transportation andthe student is ill or injured, an ambulance may be called.  Expenseincurred as a result of emergency ambulance use will not be borne by theDistrict.

Transportation of a student by school personnel will be done only inan emergency and by the individual so designated by the schooladministrator.


MGL 71:5371:54 , 71:54A, 71:54B, 71:55, 71:55A, 71:55B, 71:56, 71:57, 69:8A

 Region Voted to Approve:
Amherst Voted to Approve:8/28/12
Pelham Voted to Approve: