Brecksville - Broadview Heights City School District
6638 Mill Road | Brecksville, OH 44141

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Management of Communicable Diseases

The following precautions shall be taken for students suspected of having a communicable /nuisance disease:

  • The parent or guardian will immediately be notified of the student’s condition when a student has been observed with signs or symptoms of illness or nuisance disease.
  • A student with any of the following signs or symptoms of illness or nuisance disease shall be immediately isolated and discharged to his/her parent or guardian:
    • Diarrhea;
    • Vomiting;
    • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher;
    • Difficult or rapid breathing;
    • Yellowish skin or eyes;
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Rash that has not been diagnosed or treated;
    • Evidence of lice and/or nits, scabies, or other parasitic infestation.

The student may return to school when:

  • There has been 24 hours of no diarrhea or vomiting with the student eating and drinking.
  • There has been 24 hours of no fever over 100 degrees without the use of fever reducing medication.
  • Antibiotics or medication for the disease has been administered for 24 hours.
  • A physician has written that the student is not contagious.
  • A district nurse has observed the student and concluded he/she is nit /lice free.
Help With Head Lice

Head lice are small insects that like to live on human heads. They are about one tenth of an inch long. Since they have no wings they do not fly. On a person’s head, they move by grasping onto hair shafts. They can move quickly but they cannot jump. They are spread from one person to another by direct contact. These lice lay eggs on the hair shaft near the scalp and usually prefer the area along the nape of the neck and behind the ears. When checking for lice, this is the area to look. What you are looking for is a tiny white-grey sesame seed sized nit (the name given to lice eggs) that is glued to the hair shaft. It won’t move if you try to flick it off the hair.

If you find these nits, then head lice are present and the person should be treated with a medicated shampoo to kill the live lice. Ask your pharmacist for advice on the different brands available. Please exclude any affected children from activities with other children (school, parties, sports, etc.) until the lice have been eliminated. Be sure to inform and/or check any family members or friends that the child has been near recently. The child must be nit free before returning to school. Look closely for nits and remove them by pinching them between your finger and thumb to pull them from the hair. Place them in a plastic bag for disposal.

Once the child has been treated with a shampoo and nits are removed take these steps to help assure they do not return.

  • Wash all bed linens, towels, and clothing (include hats, coats, ribbons) in hot water. Dry in a hot dryer for at least 20 minutes. Pediculocide (a small amount of the shampoo) for 10 minutes.
  • Clean brushes, combs, and hair articles in hot soapy water and pediculocide (a small amount of the shampoo) for 10 minutes.
  • Vacuum all furniture, carpets, rugs, and car seats.
  • Place things that can’t be washed, such as stuffed animals, in a plastic bag and seal it for two weeks.

Examine your child’s head as a part of normal routine hygiene. Continue to check for more nits at least two weeks after having treated your child for lice. Follow instructions carefully any products you use. Do not over treat. These are pesticides and should be used with caution. To find more information do a search on the internet for “pediculosis”.

After you treat your child and clean the home, we need to check your child before they may return to the classroom. You must drive your child to school and report to the Clinic where someone will check for any remaining nits. They may not return to class unless they are nit free.

We realize this is a long tedious process, but with your help, we will be able to get the child back into the classroom as soon as possible.

If you have questions please call Lisa Witzke at 440-740-4706

Health Forms

Medication Taken at School Policy
The Medication Taken at School document outlines the procedures to be followed when it is necessary for students to receive prescription or non-prescription medication at school. A new form must be filled out each school year.
Non-Prescription Medication Authorization
Students who must take non-prescription, over-the-counter, medication at school must have a Non-Prescription Medical Form form on file with the school and provide the school with the medication. A parent must fill in this form and bring the medication to school in its original container.
Prescription Medication Authorization
Students who must take prescription medication at school must have a Prescription Medication Authorization. This form must be filled out and signed by both the parent and physician. The medication must be transported to the school by a parent and the medication must be in its original container.
Diabetes Medical Management Plan
The Diabetes Medical Management Plan should be completed by the student’s personal health care team and parents/guardian. It should be reviewed with relevant school staff and copies should be kept in a place that is easily accessed by the school nurse, trained diabetes personnel, and other authorized personnel.
Prescribed Epipen Authorization
The Prescription EpiPen Form is used to authorize a student who has anaphylatic reactions to keep a prescribed Epipen with him or her at school.
Asthma Action Plan
The Asthma Action Plan form is specifies plans to be followed in case of emergency for students with Asthma.
Asthma Inhaler Authorization
The Asthma Inhaler form is to permit students to possess and use prescribed asthma inhalers during school hours and any school activity. It should be completed by parents of students who may need to use an inhaler at school.
Food Allergy Action Plan
The Food Allergy Action Plan specifies steps to be taken in the event that a student is exposed to food to which he or she is allergic.
Insect Allergy Action Plan
The Insect Sting Action Plan specifies steps to be taken in the event that a student is exposed to insect stings to which he or she is allergic.
Emergency Action Plan
The Basic Action Plan documents procedures to be followed for students with specific medical needs. It should be completed in cases where it is warranted by the student’s medical condition.
Brecksville – Broadview Heights City School District
6638 Mill Road  |  Brecksville, Ohio 44141  |  440-740-4000
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