Each building staff shall strive to provide a healthful school environment free of communicable diseases.
The superintendent shall implement procedures assuring that all school buildings are in compliance with State Board of Health rules and regulations regarding the presence of persons who have or have been exposed to contagious diseases (including HIV/AIDS) deemed dangerous to the public health by the State Board of Health.
In compliance with Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) guidelines, regulations adopted by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and other state law, the superintendent or designee shall ensure that all newly hired district employees receive training in the transmission, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS within six months from the first day of their employment with the district. The superintendent or designee shall also establish an Exposure Control Plan and institute training for the protection of all employees who are exposed to blood borne pathogens.
Staff members, including substitutes, student teachers and volunteers, are encouraged to complete an "Immunization History" form to be placed on file at the district office. In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease in school, the local health officer has the authority to exclude all susceptible persons, including school staff.
Students-Communicable Diseases - Policy 3414
Contagious diseases, limiting contact—rules and regulations - RCW 28A.210.010
Contagious Disease—School Districts and Day Care Centers - Chapter 246-110 WAC
Training—School Employees—HIV/AIDS Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act (WISHA)
requirements-Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens - Chapter 392-198 WAC 296-62-08001
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: January 1988
Revised by the Board: 09.91, 12.92, 08.93