School Health and Safety

Immunizations

Charter Schools are subject to the same immunization requirements as traditional public schools. In addition, the statutes within the Charter School Law require additional information regarding specific immunizations to be distributed.

All children attending a NC public school shall be immunized in accordance with G.S. 130A-155
unless the family provides evidence of a medical or religious exemption. 

G.S. 130A-155
Submission of certificate to child care facility, preschool and school authorities; record maintenance; reporting. As a public entity, charter schools are subject to public immunization requirements contained in this statute.

G.S. 115C-218.175
(a)The Department of Public Instruction shall ensure that charter schools provide parents and guardians with
information about meningococcal meningitis and influenza and their vaccines at the beginning of every school year. This information shall include the causes, symptoms, and how meningococcal meningitis and influenza are spread and the places where parents and guardians may obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children.

The Department of Public Instruction shall also ensure that charter schools provide parents and guardians with information about cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus, and the vaccines available to prevent these diseases. This information shall be provided at the beginning of the school year to parents of

children entering grades five through 12. This information shall include the causes and symptoms of these diseases, how they are transmitted, how they may be prevented by vaccination, including the benefits and possible side effects of vaccination, and the places where parents and guardians may obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children.

Diabetes Care Plans

The Department of Health and Human Services monitors schools for compliance with required diabetes care plans and training. Schools are surveyed each spring and the results are reported to the State Board of Education. Schools failing to meet compliance with the diabetes care plans may be placed on governance warning status if the school fails to make corrective action to become compliant with statute.

The Department of Public Instruction shall also ensure that the guidelines for individual diabetes care plans adopted by the State Board of Education under G.S. 115C-12(31) are implemented in charter schools in which students with diabetes are enrolled and that charter schools otherwise comply with the provisions of

G.S. 115C-375.3.

If your child has diabetes please contact Mrs. Buckrham to schedule a meeting to discuss a diabetes care plan for your child.