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Communicable Illnesses:
Klein ISD Communicable Illness Policy 
The following conditions require exclusion from school attendance in accordance with the guidelines adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services:

Communicable Illness

Chickenpox (Varicella)
:
Readmit after 7 days from onset of rash, except immunocompromised individuals who should not return until all blisters have crusted over (may be longer than 7 days).

Conjunctivitis (bacterial and/or viral):
Readmit after a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained or after prescription medication has been initiated and eye is not continually draining.

Fever (100.0 F or greater):
Readmit when the child has been free of fever for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Gastroenteritis, viral:
Readmit when diarrhea subsides without the use of medication.

 Influenza:
Readmit when symptoms subside and the child has been free of fever for 24 hours without the use of medication.

Measles (rubeola):
Readmit after 4 days from rash onset. In an outbreak, unimmunized children should also be excluded for a least 2 weeks after last rash onset occurs. Report suspect cases immediately to local health department.

Meningitis, bacterial: 
Readmit after a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained. Depending on which bacteria are causing the illness, prophylactic antibiotics may be recommended for family members. Occasionally, close contacts at a school are also treated.

Pertussis (whooping cough):
Readmit after 5 days of antibiotic therapy. Unimmunized contacts should be immunized and receive antibiotic prophylaxis. Report suspected cases immediately to local health department.

Ringworm:
Readmit when treatment has begun.

Rubella (German measles):
Readmit after 7 days from rash onset. In an outbreak, unimmunized children should be excluded for at least 3 weeks after last rash onset occurs. Report suspected cases immediately to local health department.

Scabies:
Readmit when treatment has begun. Careful examination of close contacts is required to identify early infection. Household members should be treated prophylactically.
  
Streptococcal sore throat and scarlet fever:
Readmit after 24 hours from time antibiotic treatment began.

Tuberculosis, pulmonary:
Readmit after antibiotic treatment has begun, and a physician's certificate or health permit is obtained. All classroom contacts should have TB skin tests. Antibiotic prophylaxis indicated for newly positive reactors. Tuberculosis skin test, positive: If the student has a reactive skin test and is symptomatic of TB, he/she will not be admitted to school until documentation of the chest X-ray is submitted to the school. Admit to school with documentation of a negative chest X-ray or proof of a scheduled appointment for a chest X-ray. Documentation of a negative chest X-ray and evaluation for preventive therapy must be presented to the school after the appointment.