In order to safeguard the school community from the spread of certain communicable diseases and in recognition that prevention is a means of combating the spread of disease, the Board of Education requires the immunization of pupils against certain diseases in accordance with State statute and rules of the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services.
A pupil shall not knowingly be admitted or retained in school if the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) has not submitted acceptable evidence of the child’s immunization, according to schedules specified in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4 – Immunization of Pupils in School.
Medical or religious exemptions to immunizations shall be in accordance with the requirements as outlined in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.3 and 4.4. A child may be admitted to school on a provisional basis in accordance with the requirements as outlined in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.5.
No immunization program, other than that expressly required by the rules of the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services or by order of the New Jersey State Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, may be conducted in district schools without the express approval of the Board.
N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.1 et seq.
Adopted: 21 April 2005
Revised: June 2009