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New Law (SB 277) Effective in 2016

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 277 on June 30, 2015. Starting in 2016, SB 277 will: 

  • No longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public and private schools;

  • Permit personal belief exemptions submitted before January 1, 2016 to remain valid until a pupil reaches kindergarten or 7th grade;

  • Remove immunization requirements for:

    •  Students in home-based private schools

    • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction

    • Access to special education and related services specified in an individualized education program

Students in the above categories will still need to provide immunization records to their schools before entry, and schools will still need to report to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) the immunization status of all students at the existing checkpoints of child care, kindergarten and 7th grade. 

  • Allow medical and personal beliefs exemptions from any new immunization requirement initiated by CDPH for attendance at school or child care.

Resources

Health Services of Western Placer Unified School District are here to serve your children through the promotion and maintenance of health and safety in the school system. Our health services consist of two Registered Nurses, two Licensed Vocational Nurses and eleven clerks, one per school site. Below you will find a brief and limited description of their duties

The Registered District Nurses:
  • Ensure that mandates and policies related to the health of our students are created and followed
  • Train, guide, oversee, and instruct the clerks
  • Perform assessments and make health recommendations for students
  • The liaisons between parents and community health care providers and services 
  • Oversee the health records that are kept for each student
  • Create care plans for students with complex health issues
  • Collaborate and consult with physicians, nurses, dentist, and all health care providers regarding care and ​treatment of students with special health needs
  • Administer medications that can be rendered only by licensed personnel
  • Collaborate with school administrator and teachers regarding health and safety of the school
  • Administer medical services to students and staff

    
The clerks and other office personnel at each school site:

  • Administer basic first aid
  • Maintain health records
  • Assist the nurses in mandated health testing and reporting, clerical work, and maintaining health and safety in the school
  • Perform other responsibilities on a daily basis in the area of health and safety

Healthy students are a priority for the district. If your student develops any of the following symptoms, please keep them home:
  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Thick mucus or drainage 
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Active adult head lice (WPUSD currently has a NO nit policy)