Code No.: 504.1
STUDENT HEALTH AND IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES
Students desiring to participate in athletic activities or enrolling in kindergarten or first grade in the
school district will have a physical examination by a licensed physician and provide proof of such an
examination to the school district. A physical examination and proof of such an examination may be
required by the administration for students in other grades enrolling for the first time in the school
A certificate of health stating the results of a physical examination and signed by the physician is on file
at the attendance center. Each student will submit an up-to-date certificate of health upon the request of
the superintendent. Failure to provide this information may be grounds for disciplinary action.
Students enrolling for the first time in the school district will also submit a certificate of immunization
against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubeola, rubella, and other immunizations required
by law. The student may be admitted conditionally to the attendance center if the student has not yet
completed the immunization process but is in the process of doing so. Failure to meet the immunization
requirement will be grounds for suspension, expulsion or denial of admission. Upon recommendation
of the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, students entering the
district for the first time may be required to pass a TB test prior to admission. The district may conduct
TB tests of current students.
Exemptions from the immunization requirement in this policy will be allowed only for medical or
religious reasons recognized under the law. The student must provide a valid Iowa State Department of
Health Certificate of Immunization Exemption to be exempt from this policy.
Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 139A.8; 280.13 (2013).
281 I.A.C. 33.5.
641 I.A.C. 7.
Code No.: 504.1