Students desiring to participate in athletic activities or enrolling in kindergarten or first grade in the school district shall have a physical examination by a licensed physician and provide proof of such an examination to the school district.  A physical examination and proof of such an examination may be required by the administration for students in other grades enrolling for the first time in the school district.

A certificate of health stating the results of a physical examination and signed by the physician shall be on file at the attendance center.  Each student shall submit an up-to-date certificate of health upon the request of the superintendent.  Failure to provide this information may be grounds for disciplinary action.

Students enrolling for the first time in the school district shall also submit a certificate of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, rubeola, rubella, and other immunizations required by law.  The student may be admitted conditionally to the attendance center if the student has not yet completed the immunization process but is in the process of doing so.  Failure to meet the immunization requirement will be grounds for suspension, expulsion or denial of admission.  Upon recommendation of the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa Department of Public Health, students entering the district for the first time may be required to pass a TB test prior to admission.  The district may conduct TB tests of current students.

Exemptions from the immunization requirement in this policy will be allowed only for medical or religious reasons recognized under the law.  The student must provide a valid Iowa State Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Exemption to be exempt from this policy.


Legal Reference:         Iowa Code §§ 13A.8; 280.13.

                                    281 I.A.C. 33.5.

                                    641 I.A.C. 7.

Cross Reference:        402.2  Child Abuse Reporting

                                    501    Student Attendance

                                    507    Student Health and Well-Being

Approved:       3-14-83

Reviewed:       8-9-93, 9-9-02, 10-10-05, 11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:          12-23-96


Some students may need prescription and nonprescription medication to participate in their educational program.

Medication shall be administered when the student's parent or guardian (hereafter "parent") provides a signed and dated written statement requesting medication administration and the medication is in the original, labeled container, either as dispensed or in the manufacturer's container.

When administration of the medication requires ongoing professional health judgment, an individual health plan shall be developed by the licensed health personnel with the student and the student's parent.  Students who have demonstrated competence in administering

their own medications may self-administer their medication. A written statement by the student's parent shall be on file requesting co-administration of medication, when competence has been demonstrated.   By law, students with asthma or other airway constricting diseases may self -administer their medication upon approval of their parents and prescribing physician regardless of competency.   

Persons administering medication shall include the licensed registered nurse, parent, physician, and persons who have successfully completed a medication administration course reviewed by the Board of Pharmacy Examiners. A medication administration course and periodic update

shall be conducted by a registered nurse or licensed pharmacist, and a record of course completion kept on file at the agency.

A written medication administration record shall be on file including:


1.   date;

2.   student’s name;

3.   prescriber or person authorizing administration;

4.   medication;

5.   medication dosage;

6.   administration time;

7.   administration method;

8.   signature and title of the person administering medication; and

9.   any unusual circumstances, actions, or omissions.

Medication shall be stored in a secured area unless an alternate provision is documented. Emergency protocols for medication-related reactions shall be posted.  Medicationinformation shall be confidential information.





Legal Reference:      Iowa Code §§124.101(1), 147.107, 152.1, 155A.4(2), 280.16, 280.23 (2009)

Education [281] IAC §41.404(3)

Pharmacy [657] IAC §8.32(124, 155A)

Nursing Board [655] IAC §6.2(152)


Cross Reference:        506     Student Records

                                    507     Student Health and Well-Being

                                    603.3  Special Education

                                    607.2  Student Health Services

Approved:                   8-23-93

Reviewed:                   9-9-02, 10-10-05, 11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:                      12-23-96



Students with a communicable disease will be allowed to attend school provided their presence does not create a substantial risk of illness or transmission to other students or employees.  The term "communicable disease" shall mean an infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law.

Prevention and control of communicable diseases shall be included in the school district's bloodborne pathogens exposure control plan.  The procedures shall include scope and application, definitions, exposure control, methods of compliance, universal precautions, vaccination, post-exposure evaluation, follow-up, communication of hazards to employees and record keeping.  This plan shall be reviewed annually by the superintendent and school nurse.

The health risk to immunodepressed students shall be determined by their personal physician.  The health risk to others in the school district environment from the presence of a student with a communicable disease shall be determined on a case-by-case basis by the student's personal physician, a physician chosen by the school district or public health officials.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop administrative regulations stating the procedures for dealing with students with a communicable disease.

For more information on communicable disease charts, and reporting forms, go to the Iowa Department of Public Health Web site:  http://www.idph.state.ia.us/CADE/Default.aspx


Legal Reference:         School Board of Nassau County v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987).

                                    29 U.S.C. §§ 701 et seq. (2012).

                                    45 C.F.R. Pt. 84.3 (2012).

                                    Iowa Code ch. 139A.8 (2013).

                                    641 I.A.C. 1.2-.5, 7.


Cross Reference:        403.3  Communicable Diseases - Employees

                                    506    Student Records

                                    507    Student Health and Well-Being

Approved:       3-14-83

Reviewed:       1-26-90, 8-9-93, 6-11-01, 11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:          8-10-87, 10-9-95, 6-26-06   


When a student becomes ill or is injured at school or as a participant at a school sponsored activity, the school district shall attempt to notify the student's parents as soon as possible.

The school district, while not responsible for medical treatment of an ill or injured student, will have employees present administer emergency or minor first aid if possible.  An ill or injured child will be turned over to the care of the parents or qualified medical employees as quickly as possible.

It shall be the responsibility of the principal to file an accident report with the superintendent within twenty-four hours after the student is injured.

Annually, parents shall be required to complete a medical emergency authorization form indicating the procedures to be followed, if possible, in an emergency involving their child.  The authorization form will also include the phone numbers of the parents and alternative numbers to call in case of an injury or illness.

The superintendent shall be responsible, in conjunction with the school nurse, to develop rules and regulations governing the procedure in the event a student should become ill or be injured at school or as a participant at a school sponsored activity.








Legal Reference:          Iowa Code § 613.17 .

Cross Reference:         102      School District Instructional Organization

                                    501      Student Attendance

                                    507      Student Health & Well Being

Approved:       12-23-96

Reviewed:       1-13-03, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:          10-10-05, 11-9-09


Students will be informed of the action to take in an emergency.  Emergency drills for fire, weather, and other disasters shall be conducted each school year.  Fire and tornado drills shall be each conducted regularly during the academic school year with a minimum of two before December 31 and two after January 1.

Each attendance center shall develop and maintain a written plan containing emergency and disaster procedures.  The plan shall be communicated to and reviewed with employees.  Employees shall participate in emergency drills.  Licensed employees are responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed in the drill.






Legal Reference:         Iowa Code § 100.31.

                                    281 I.A.C. 41.25(3).

Cross Reference:        507    Student Health and Well-Being

                                    711.7  School Bus Safety Instruction

                                    804    Safety Program

Approved:       12-23-96

Reviewed:       9-9-02, 10-10-05, 11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021



Disagreements between family members are not the responsibility of the school district.  The school district will not take the "side" of one family member over another in a disagreement about custody or parental rights.  Court orders that have been issued shall be followed by the school district.  It shall be the responsibility of the person requesting an action by the school district to inform and provide the school district the court order allowing such action.

This policy does not prohibit an employee from listening to a student's problems and concerns.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure employees remain neutral in a disagreement about custody and parental rights.






Legal Reference:         Iowa Code §§ 232.67, .70, .73, .75; 235A; 279.8; 710.6.

                                    441 I.A.C. 9.2; 155; 175.

Cross Reference:        506      Student Records

                                    507      Student Health and Well-Being

Approved:     12-23-96

Reviewed:      1-13-03. 6-26-06, 11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021



The board recognizes that there are some special education students who are in need of special health services during the school day.  These students shall receive special health services in conjunction with their education program.

The superintendent, in conjunction with licensed health personnel, shall draft administrative regulations for the implementation of this policy.








Legal Reference:             Board of Education v. Rowley, 458 U.S. 176 (1982).

       Springdale School District #50 v. Grace, 693 F.2d 41 (8th Cir. 1982).

                                    Southeast Warren Comm. School District v. Dept. of Public Instruction, 285 N.W.2d 173 (Iowa 1979).

                                    20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq. (2012).

                                    34 C.F.R. Pt. 300 et seq. (2012).

                                    Iowa Code §§ 256.11(7); 256B; 273.2, .5, .9(2)-(3); 280.8 (2013).

                                    281 I.A.C. 41.405

Cross Reference:        502    Student Rights and Responsibilities

                                    506    Student Records

                                    603.3  Special Education

Approved:       3-13-83

Reviewed:       8-9-93, 9-9-02, 10-10-05, 11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:          12-23-96      


Original Adopted Date: 4-13-03                                          Last Revised Date: 1-9-23                                        Last Reviewed Date: 1-9-23

The Mid-Prairie Community School District has made a commitment to being a viable link in this community’s chain of survival.  In response to this commitment, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) unit(s) will be located in our buildings, subject to funding and/or availability, for use by trained lay responders.

The purpose of this policy is to allow district AED units to be used by trained and certified personnel and to provide AED coverage when appropriately trained personnel are available. 


1.   “AED” means automatic external defibrillator

AED Location:  The building location of the AED will be determined in consultation with the School Nurse, Superintendent, Building Principal, and the Building Lead Custodian.  Factors to be considered include visibility, security and proximity to activities.  The AED will be placed in a suitable cabinet.  The Activities Director shall have the authority to determine if it is appropriate for the AED to be relocated during outside activities.  If the AED is moved from its cabinet, a visible sign will be left on the cabinet indicating the AED’s alternative location.

Cardiac Emergency Response Team:  An identified group of individuals shall be trained to respond to emergency situations requiring AED use.  These individuals shall also be trained in universal precautions against blood borne pathogens and shall be offered the hepatitis B vaccination.                                                                                             

Cardiac Emergency Response Team Training:  The Cardiac Emergency Response Team will be CPR-AED certified (updated every 2 years) OR receive hands-on CPR-AED training annually.  Training for universal precautions against blood borne pathogens will be required annually.

Additional AED in-services and mock emergency drills may be conducted at any time by the School Nurse liaison.  Training records will be maintained in the nurse’s office at the appropriate school.

AED Use:  The AED shall be used in emergency situations warranting its use by individuals specifically trained in the use of the device by following Iowa Statewide AED protocols.  In the event of AED use, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be immediately activated by calling 911.

AED usage Documentation:  The AED Team Responder shall document an emergency situation using the school district accident form.  These forms will be completed and presented to the School Nurse within 24 hours of the emergency.

Post-Event Review:  Following each use of the AED, a review will be conducted.  The School Nurse or designee shall conduct and document the post-event review.  All key participants in the event shall participate in the review.   A copy of the review will be kept on file in the nurse’s office at the appropriate school.

AED Maintenance:  Nurses will manage AEDS and make sure they are in proper working order to the best of their knowledge with frequent checks and inspections according to the manufacturers’ recommendation.

AED Coordination with Local 911 Emergency Response Team:  The School Nurse liaison shall contact the Area Ambulance Service when the AED is installed and training is completed.   The School Nurse liaison shall be responsible for contacting the Area Ambulance Service if there are any changes in the AED program.


Legal Reference:        Iowa Code § 132

                                   42 U.S.C.§ 238Q


The Mid-Prairie School Board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The Mid-Prairie School District supports a healthy environment where students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. By facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity, schools contribute to the basic health status of students. Improved health optimizes student performance potential.

The Mid-Prairie School District provides a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing lifelong wellness behaviors. The entire school environment, not just the classroom, shall be aligned with Mid-Prairie’s healthy school district goals to positively influence a student’s understanding, beliefs, and habits as they relate to good nutrition and regular physical activity.

The Mid-Prairie School District supports and promotes proper dietary habits contributing to students’ health status and academic performance. All school prepared foods available on school grounds and at school-sponsored activities during the instructional day should meet or exceed the Mid- Prairie School District nutrition standards. Foods should be served with consideration toward nutritional integrity, variety, appeal, taste, safety, and packaging to ensure high-quality meals and snacks.

The Mid-Prairie School District will make every effort to eliminate any social stigma attached to, and prevent the overt identification of, students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Toward this end, the Mid-Prairie School District may use electronic identification and payment systems; promote the availability of meals to all students; and/or nontraditional methods for serving meals.

The Mid-Prairie School District will develop a local wellness policy committee comprised of representatives of the school board, parents, students, staff, PE teachers, school food service, school nurses, and community members. The local wellness policy committee will develop a plan to implement and measure the local wellness policy and monitor the effectiveness of the policy. The committee will designate an individual to monitor implementation and evaluation of the policy. The committee will report to the Mid-Prairie School Board regarding the effectiveness of this policy.


 Legal Reference:        Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq. (2005)

                                    Child Nutrition Act of 1966, 42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.,  

   Iowa Code 256.7(29), 256.11(6) (2013)

   281 IAC 12.5(19), 12.5(20), 58.11

Cross Reference:        504.6   Student Activity Program

   710      School Food Services

Approved:                   5-8-06

Reviewed:                   11-9-09, 1-26-15, 2-22-2021

Revised:                      10-13-14. 7-10-17