When a student becomes ill or is injured at school, the student’s parents shall be notified by the school district as soon as possible.
The school district, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have authorized school personnel present administer emergency or minor first aid if necessary. An ill or injured child will be turned over to the care of the parents or qualified medical personnel as quickly as possible.
It shall be the responsibility of the principal to file an accident report with the superintendent within twenty-four (24) hours after the students injured at school.
Annually, parents shall be required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child. The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parents and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.
The superintendent shall be responsible, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop rules and regulations governing the procedure in the event a student becomes ill or is injured at school
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§613.17.
Approved 02/26/91 Reviewed 12/19/2016 Revised 12/19/2016