CONTAGIOUS AND LIFE THREATENING DISEASES
The Tannehill Board of Education is concerned for the health and well-being of students and staff of the public schools. While the general health and physical well-being of a student is the responsibility of the parent, the board believes that teachers and administrators should promote and encourage the maintenance of a healthy body and mind.
Oklahoma law (70 O.S. §1210.194 and 63 O.S. §1-507) prohibits any child afflicted with a contagious disease from attending a public, private, or parochial school until such time as the child is free from such contagious disease.
Oklahoma law (70 O.S. §10-105 ) also permits the exclusion of a child by reason of mental or physical disability as determined by the board of education upon a certificate of a duly-licensed and practicing physician.
The board of education recognizes the possibility of students and staff acquiring and/or transmitting a contagious disease. Children may be excluded from school when the board believes exclusion is necessary to promote the safety and well-being of students and staff.
The parents of students that are out of school with communicable diseases will be responsible for obtaining the required homework and overseeing that the homework is returned on the allotted time given by the student’s teacher/teachers.