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Communicable Diseases – Students

Students with communicable disease will be allowed to attend school as long as their attendance does not create a substantial risk of illness or transmission to the students or staff. The term “communicable disease” will mean an infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law. Parents are advised to notify the school whenever their child has a communicable disease. All health information of students is strictly confidential. Exceptions are provided in Regulation 606.1 “Student Records”.

A student will be excluded from school when the student’s condition has been determined to create a health risk to others in the District environment or when the student is too ill to attend school. Such determination will be made on a case-by-case basis by the student’s physician, the school nurse, appropriate school staff members, the State Department of Public Health and/or the Linn County Public Health.


Code of Iowa: Chapter 139
Iowa Administrative Code: 641 – Chapter 1

Cross Reference: Regulation 606.1 and Regulation 506.7

  • Approve as Regulation 605.4: 08-25-86
  • Approved as Procedure 605.3:  01-22-90
  • Revised: 10-11-93
  • Reviewed: 07-15-96, 01-11-99
  • Revised: 01-10-05, 04-24-06, 02-24-14, 01-14-19
  • Documents: 605.3c

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