Health and Wellness
In accordance with the recent addition of an immunization component to the required financial and compliance audits of local educational agencies, California public schools will be audited under certain conditions. Click here to view the Immunization Assessment Memo from the CA Deptartment of Public Health and the 2016-17 Audit Guide Booklet.
Annual School Audit of Immunization Compliance - 2nd year
The 2016-2017 school year financial and compliance audits of public schools by local educational agencies will continue to include an immunization component for kindergarten and 7th grades that:
- Do not submit immunization assessment reports in the fall of 2016 or
- Have conditional admission rates above 25% reported in the fall of 2016. CDPH found that most students who were identified as "conditional entrants" were improperly classified. These students were overdue for their immunizations and should have been excluded from school until they received the shots that were due at the time of school entry.
Schools found to have improperly admitted students that do not meet immunization requirements may be subject to forfeiture of ADA payments for those children. For more information, please visit the Education Audit Appeals Panel website. For reference, a "conditional admission" student is one who does not have any exemptions and is catching up on required immunizations, or has a temporary medical exemption. The student is being admitted to school on the condition that they will catch up with required immunizations when they are due.
Training for school site teams will include an overview of diabetes, the basic signs and symptoms of hypo and hyper-glycemia, the assessment of non-emergency status and the appropriate response of the school personnel to these diabetic situations. This course satisfies annual training requirement.
Health, Science or P.E. Educators, nurses or any other designated staff are urged to attend AB329 California Healthy Youth Act (formerly the CA Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Act). Different from the AB329 Overview (description above) – this seminar will focus on Body Image/Self Esteem; STI's and HIV; Bullying.
The Conditional Entry Decision Tool for TK/K-12 was created by the San Francisco Public Health agency and may be useful for looking at records of students who are missing doses of vaccines. It can help determine if a student is up to date or a conditional admission, how many doses are needed, and when the next dose of vaccine is due.
Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings.
Marin School Nurses Organization meets monthly at Marin COE to discuss current student health needs and legislation.
Occasionally the Legislature passes a law which is repealed "by its own terms" when it is enacted. Such is the case with Education Code section 49414.7, which authorized nonmedical employees to provide medical assistance to pupils who suffer from seizures due to epilepsy. Education Code section 49414.7 was passed in 2011. This statute remains in effect until January 1, 2017 unless the Legislature extends this statute.
Why do we walk? We walk so we can say FAREwell to Food Allergies! Through the efforts of supporters like you, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies.