Responding to the Risk of Infectious Disease in Public Schools

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
National Connection Resource

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), Legal Services, has developed this detailed guide entitled “Responding to the Risk of Infectious Disease in Public Schools.” Its primary purpose – to encourage school districts to review infectious disease response plans each year – responds to concerns about the spread of Ebola and Enterovirus in public schools. The guide encourages school boards to monitor available resources to ensure that only the most current guidance is followed. The 21-pp. TASB guide is an excellent resource toward better understanding infectious disease, and in addition to links to general resources, provides clear guidance on communicating effectively with staff, students, parents, and the media. Companion Q&A address an array of related topics, from privacy issues to “hot topics” in the news such as quarantine and observation.

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