JLCG – Exclusion of Students Who Present A Hazard

A student may be excluded from school when they exhibit symptoms of a contagious or communicable illness, or is otherwise a hazard to themselves or others.  Determinations to exclude a child based upon a contagious or communicable illness, or other medical conditions shall be made by the Principal on the advice and recommendation of the School Nurse with due consideration of the medical opinions of any medical providers evaluating or treating the child. 

The school principal  may recommend exclusion based upon hazards other than contagious or communicable disease, but such an exclusion  may only occur with the approval of the Superintendent or her/his designee

Parents will be notified if their child is excluded from school and provided with criteria for readmission.  

If a student is disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), the New Hampshire RSA 186-C, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other law providing special rights to a child with a qualifying disability this policy shall be applied in a manner consistent with the disability protections and rights afforded to the student by the law.


Legal and Other References:  

RSA 186-C, Special Education

RSA 193:38, Discrimination in Public Schools

RSA 200:32, Physical Examination of Students

RSA 200:39, Exclusion from School

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 705 and 794
Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq.

NH Dept of Ed. Rules 1102.01(t) and 1124.01


Category: Recommended Related Policy: EBCG


First Read:  June 7, 2022


Second Read:  June 21, 2022


Adoption:  June 21, 2022