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Immunization of Students

CODE: JLCB

Maine School Administrative District No. 31

IMMUNIZATION OF STUDENTS


All students who enroll in the M.S.A.D. #31 schools are required by Maine law to present a certificate of immunization or evidence of immunization or immunity against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella.

Non-immunized students shall not be permitted to attend school unless one of the following conditions are met:

        A. The parents/guardians provide a physician's written statement each year that immunization against one or more diseases
            may be medically inadvisable (as defined by law/regulation); or
        B. The parents/guardians state in writing each year that immunization is contrary to their religious, moral, or philosophical
             beliefs, or other personal reason.

The Superintendent shall exclude from school any non-immunized student when there is a clear danger to the health of others as provided by law.

The Superintendent/designee is directed to develop such administrative procedures as are necessary to carry out this policy and comply with statutory requirements.


Legal Reference:     20-A MRSA §§ 6352-6359
                             Chapter 126 (Me. Dept. Of Ed. Rules)

Cross Reference:    JLCC – Communicable/Infectious Diseases
                             JRA – Student Educational Records


First Reading:        04/25/2001
Second Reading:     05/16/2001