The Department of Education shall afford prime concern for the health of each student. This concern shall be expressed by providing instruction in positive health practices and attitudes, by providing essential health services, and by enforcing Department of Health regulations regarding physical examinations, immunizations, and communicable diseases.

Ancillary health services within the jurisdiction of the department shall be provided. First aid care for ill and injured students shall be provided throughout the school day. The school may recommend that parents seek the help of the medical professional or appropriate health agencies for cases beyond its scope of responsibility.

Approved: 10/70; Amended: 3/88