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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:
    • Chickenpox
    • Conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
    • Impetigo
    • Ringworm of the Scalp
    • Scabies
    • Strep Throat
  • For a complete list of Diseases Requiring Exclusion from School see Texas Administrative Code 97.7. 

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