1200.02 | Evaluation of Student and Staff Who are Infected

Upon notification, the Superintendent shall determine whether the person who is infected with HIV has a secondary infection that constitutes a recognized risk of transmission in the school setting. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis after consultation with the infected person's physician, a qualified public health official, the infected person, and the parent or guardian if the individual is a student.

The decision-makers listed above and the person infected with HIV (and a student's parent or guardian) will determine whether additional persons need to know that an infected person attends or works at a specific school. Additional persons may be notified if the decision-makers feel this is essential to protect the health of the infected student or staff member. Consent for notifying these additional persons must be given by the infected person (and a student's parent or guardian).

If there is no secondary infection, the education program of the student or the job of the employee shall not be altered. However, the case should be reviewed periodically.

If there is a secondary infection and such is necessary, an individually tailored plan will be developed for the student or employee. Additional persons may be consulted, if this is essential for giving additional information in the development of this plan, but the infected staff member, or parents/guardians of a student, must approve of the notification of any additional persons who would know the identify of the infected person.

When the superintendent makes a decision about the case, the infected employee or parents/guardians of a student may use the district's complaint process to appeal the decision.