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JLCB - Immunization of Students

Book: J

Section: Students

Title: Immunization of Students

Code: JLCB

Status: Active

Adopted: November 20, 2002

Last Revised: May 14, 2013



All students who enroll in the school unit schools are required by Maine law to present a certificate of immunization or evidence of immunization or immunity against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox). 


Non-immunized students shall not be permitted to attend school unless one of the following conditions are met:


            A.        The parents/guardians provide to the school written assurance that the child will be immunized within 90 days of enrolling in school or his/her first attendance in classes, whichever date is earlier.  This option is available only once to each student during their school career; or


            B.        The parents/guardians provide a physician’s written statement each year that immunization against one or more diseases may be medically inadvisable (as defined by law/regulation); or


            C.        The parents/guardians state in writing each year that immunization is contrary to their sincere religious or philosophical beliefs.


            D.        The parents/guardians grant written consent for their child to be immunized by a public health officer, physician, nurse or other authorized person employed by or acting as an agent of Portland Public Schools.


The Superintendent shall exclude from school any non-immunized student when there is a clear danger to the health of others as provided by law.


The Superintendent/designee is directed to develop such administrative procedures as are necessary to carry out this policy and comply with statutory requirements. 



20-A MRSA §§ 6352-6359


Cross References

JLCC - Communicable or Infectious Diseases

JRA - Student Education Records & Information

071c126.docx (66 KB)JLCB - Immunization of Students.pdf (8 KB)


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