REGIONAL SCHOOL UNIT #20
Belfast Â· Belmont Â· Frankfort Â· Morrill Â· Northport
Searsmont Â· Searsport Â· Stockton Springs Â· Swanville
IMMUNIZATION OF STUDENTS
All students who enroll in RSU #20 schools are required by Maine law to present a certificate of immunization or evidence of immunization or immunity against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chicken pox).
Non-immunized students shall not be permitted to attend school unless one of the following
conditions are met:
1. The parent(s)/guardian(s) provide to the school written assurance that the child will be
immunized within 90 days of enrolling in school or his/her first attendance in classes,
whichever date is earlier. This option is available only once to each student during their
school career; or
2. The parent(s)/guardians provide a physicianâ€™s written statement each year that
immunization against one or more diseases may be medically inadvisable (as defined by
3. The parent(s)/guardians state in writing each year that immunization is contrary to their
sincere religious or philosophical beliefs.
The Superintendent shall exclude from school and school activities any non-immunized student
when there is a clear danger to the health of others as provided by law.
The Superintendent/designee is directed to develop such administrative procedures as are
necessary to carry out this policy and comply with statutory requirements.
Legal Reference: 20-A MRSA Â§ Â§ 6352-6359 Ch. 126, Me. Dept. Of Ed. Rules
Cross Reference: JRA, Student Educational Records
Adopted: November 10, 2009