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School District 25 Policy

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Policy 1820
Adopted: September 19, 1989

Fremont County School District No. 25 policies shall protect the educational rights of students and the employment right of staff who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by:

  1. Allowing students, to the extent that health permits, to attend regular classes with all the rights, privileges, and services provided to other students.
  2. Providing alternative education to HIV infected students when health does not permit attendance in regular classes.
  3. Treating employees who are HIV positive in the same manner as any other employee with a health related impairment without the HIV positive status being a restriction to employment.
  4. Protecting the privacy of the HIV positive minor student and the parents or legal guardians and the HIV positive employee to the extent that:
    1. HIV test results are never disclosed without consent of the affected minor student and the parents or guardians, or the employee.
    2. Records containing reference to the HIV positive status shall be kept separate from other school records in a secured location accessible only to a person designated as responsible for maintaining confidential records.
  5. Excusing students or staff infected with HIV from mandated vaccines upon waiver from he state or county health officer.