24 Hour School Exclusion Rule
Students who demonstrate signs and symptoms of illness or a possible communicable disease should be referred to the school nurse's office for further assessment. The following conditions will require a student to stay home for at least 24 hours:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or above. The student must be fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before he/she can be allowed back in school.
- Vomiting and Diarrhea Those excluded due to vomiting or diarrhea must also be free of symptoms without the use of preventative medications before being allowed back in school.
- Students with an illness that is defined by the Texas Department of Health as easily transmitted to others. Examples are:
- Conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
- Ringworm of the Scalp
- Strep Throat
- For a complete list of Diseases Requiring Exclusion from School see Texas Administrative Code 97.7.