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Access to the health files shall be limited to only those school personnel who have a specific and legitimate educational interest in the information for use in furthering a student’s academic achievement or maintaining a safe and orderly teaching environment.

ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO STUDENTS (JLCD, JLCD-R) Only Medication, which is currently prescribed by a physician, may be given at school. Whenever possible, medicine should be taken at home. Prescribed medication that must be taken during the school day requires a written request from the parent or guardian except where the student is over 18 years of age or where the prescribed medication arises out of treatment pursuant to C.R.S., § 13-22-102, -103, -104. The medicine must be in the original prescription container with the date, the name of the child, name of the medicine, directions for taking the medicine, and the name of the physician prescribing the medication.

STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES (JLCDA) The school nurse, or a school administrator in consultation with the school nurse, shall develop and implement a Health Care Plan (“Plan”) for each student with a diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening food allergy or related life-threatening condition. This Plan shall also include reasonable accommodations to reduce the student’s exposure to agents that may cause anaphylaxis within the school environment. If a student qualifies as a student with a disability in accordance with federal law, the student’s Section 504 plan, Individualized Education Program (IEP), and/or other plan developed in accordance with applicable federal law shall meet this policy requirement.

SCREENING AND TESTING OF STUDENT (JLDAC) Parents/guardians and eligible students have the right to review, upon request, any survey, analysis or evaluation administered or distributed by a school to students whether created by the District or a third party. (For the purpose of this policy, “eligible student” means a student 18 years of age or older or an emancipated minor.) Any survey, analysis or evaluation administered or distributed by a school to students shall be subject to applicable state and federal laws protecting confidentiality of student records.

RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT-PPRA (JLDAC-E) PPRA affords parents/guardians certain rights regarding the conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include: Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas ("protected information survey"), if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education. • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student's parent/guardian. • Mental or psychological problems of the student or student's family. • Sex behavior or attitudes. • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior. • Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships. • Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers. • Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents/guardians. • Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of, • Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding. • Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student. • Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others. Inspect, upon request and before administration or use: • Protected information surveys of students. • Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. • Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum. These rights transfer from the parents/guardians to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor ("eligible student") under state law.

SEX OFFENDERS INFORMATION The Colorado General Assembly has passed legislation requiring school districts in Colorado to provide information to parents, eligible students (students who are 18 years of age or older), and community members where and how they may obtain


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