Postsecondary Access to Transition After
High School (PATHS)
and Parents of
Welcome to PATHS
a student in one of our alternative learning programs at Emerald Campus, you will play an
important role in determining your future. Postsecondary programming will focus
on the transition from school to work/life once the student has completed their
high school requirements, including four years of high school.
believe you have the potential and the desire to be successful. We will provide you with an environment where
you can learn and progress. Your success will depend on you and our team of
professionals working together.
Please review this handbook
as it provides important information about the policies and procedures of
Dublin City Schools, specifically as it applies to our postsecondary programs. We
reserve the right to change policies and procedures. For a comprehensive statement of district
policies and procedures we direct you to the 2019-2020 High School
Handbook. All students are held
accountable for the responsibilities and expectations outlined in the student
Visit www.dublinschools.net/TransitionServices.aspx to view individual program web pages and links to
various community events and resources. This will be an important website to
stay connected with throughout the year.
Additional resources include our PATHS website at www.dublinschools.net/PATHS.aspx and our various social media sites: @PostSecondDCS;
@DublinWorks; #seeuslearn; @DCSEmerald; and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DublinWorks.
mission of postsecondary programming is to provide customized opportunities for
students to develop their potential to be vocationally and socially active
participants in the Dublin or greater community.
Ø Respect for the individual student and choice
Ø Employment as an integral component of lifelong learning
Ø Using experience, knowledge and expertise to continually improve
Ø Integrity, accountability, and citizenship as fundamental in all
Ø Create equal responsibility among students, parent(s), guardian(s),
agencies, school personnel, and our Dublin community to facilitate transition
Ø Target employability/life skills essential to employment and/or life
Ø Facilitate transition to employment and/or habilitation programming
through the individualized education program (IEP) process
Ø Provide ongoing evaluation and assessment of outcomes
Ø To customize instruction through job training, service learning,
volunteering, life skills and employment opportunities throughout the year
Ø Provide meaningful activities
through real world experiences
Ø Job coaching/paraprofessional
Ø Transition and goal focused
Ø Community outreach/service
Ø Implement a curriculum that
emphasizes the individual student to become a productive worker and citizen
Ø Social skill training, advocacy,
Chris Ondrus, Director of
Student Services 760-4352
Shawn Heimlich, Secondary Student
Services Coordinator 760-4332
Mark Eatherton, Coordinator
of WBA/Postsecondary Programs 760-4551
Katie Sochor, Intervention
Becky Haselberger, Intervention
Josh Graham, Intervention
Erin Canaday, Transition
Kristin Yearling, Transition
Peggy Scott, Administrative
Amy Salay, Department of
Dublin City Schools Mission Statement
We believe that all students can and must learn at
high levels of achievement. It is our
job to create an environment in our classrooms that results in this high level
of performance. We are confident that,
with our support and help, students can master challenging academic material and
we expect them to do so. We are prepared
to work collaboratively with colleagues, students and parents to achieve this
shared educational purpose.
all individuals can learn, and learning
occurs in a variety of ways.
a safe, positive and challenging learning
environment enhances the emotional, social, physical and intellectual
development of all students.
a dedicated and compassionate staff delivers
a powerful and technologically enhanced curriculum designed to prepare each student
for the future.
personal character can be developed through
modeling, risk-taking and maintaining high expectations and accountability.
a school united in spirit provides an
interactive atmosphere in which each individual can experience pride.
a strong, cooperative and supportive
relationship with the community promotes the development of productive members
unique and meaningful educational experiences
demonstrate the value of knowledge and encourage students to become
self-directed, lifelong learners who can achieve personal goals.
celebrating success fosters a positive
self-image, which enhances learning.
Board of Education
Mr. Scott Melody (President) 614-763-1959
Ms. Lynn May (Vice President) 614-209-0078
Mr. Stu Harris 614-659-0905
Mr. Chris Valentine 614-370-6147
Mr. Rick Weininger 614-467-9767
Board of Education is comprised of five members, elected to a term of four (4)
years by the residents of the school district.
Dates, times, and locations of the regular meetings of the Board of
Education are set at the organizational meeting in January. See the District's web site,
www.dublinschools.net, for dates, times, and locations of board meetings. All community members are invited to attend.
Child Find – Help
Dublin Schools Identify Children with Disabilities, Including Students Eligible
for Protection Under Section 504
Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with
disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services
and/or may be entitled to protection from discrimination based on his/her
disability. Parents, relatives, public
and private agency employees, childcare providers, physicians, and concerned
citizens are encouraged to help the school district find any child, age birth –
21, who may have a disability and is in need of special education and related
services. If you suspect a child may
have a disability, help is available. Contact the Dublin City Schools Department
of Academics and Student Learning at 5175 Emerald Parkway in Dublin, phone
614-764-5913, or visit www.dublinschools.net.
Equal Educational Opportunity
Board of Education declares it to be the policy of this district to provide an
equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, disability, age,
religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, place of residence within the
boundaries of the district, or social or economic background, to learn through
the curriculum offered in this district.
Any complaint regarding this nondiscrimination policy should be referred
to the school district's Compliance Officer at:
Dublin City Schools, 7030 Coffman Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017, 764-5913.
Dublin City Schools offers many services to ensure equal opportunity
for all children, including enrichment services, early childhood education,
academic intervention, Title I math, reading support programs, services to
support English language learners, home instruction, special education, and
related services such as speech and language therapy, physical therapy,
occupational therapy, adapted physical education services, psychological
services, mental health services, and transportation. Support is also available through our school
counselors, substance use disorder counselors, school nurses, and alternative
For more information about these services, please visit the Department
of Academics and Student Learning web page on the district website at www.dublinschools.net.
believe the growth and personal achievement of a student is the result of
working together in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. We want you to feel free to contact us if you
have questions, feel there is a problem, or would like to make recommendations
for improvements. We welcome positive
comments as well.
believe that most questions and concerns can be handled first by contacting program
instructors: Ms. Katie Sochor (email@example.com), Mr. Josh Graham
(firstname.lastname@example.org), and/or Ms. Becky Haselberger (email@example.com). In the event that
program instructors cannot answer your questions or concerns you may contact Mr. Mark Eatherton
Disabilities Education (IDEA 2004) and Postsecondary Programs
Postsecondary Transition Program is intended to ensure that all children with
disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate education that
prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living through
transition planning and services.
federal definition of transition services means a coordinated set of activities
for a student with a disability that:
Ø Is designed to be within a
results-oriented process that focuses on improving academic and functional
achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate movement from school
to post-school activities;
Ø Is based upon the individual child's
needs, taking into account the child's strengths, preferences and interests;
Ø Includes instruction; related
services; community experiences; the development of employment and other
post-school adult living objectives; and if appropriate, acquisition of daily
living skills and functional vocational evaluation.
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Each IEP must include appropriate
measurable postsecondary goals that are based upon age-appropriate transition
assessments and related to training, education, employment, and independent
living skills. Transition services are
needed to reach these goals. Transition services are coordinated by IEP team members to
assist families and students in developing a transition plan that will move
students toward their postsecondary education, employment and independent
living/community integration goals.
Through the transition planning process, families and students
are introduced to resources that may be important as students move from school
to post school activities. The following items
and questions will guide the transition planning process, specifically relating
to postsecondary planning:
- What are the student’s long term goals related
to postsecondary education and training, employment & independent
- What additional instruction is necessary from
school services to prepare for long-term goals?
- Does the student have long-term agency
services in place? (Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation/Opportunities for
Ohioans with Disabilities, County Board of Developmental Disabilities,
Social Security, etc.)?
- If long-term services are in place, consider
how these services compare to school services programming.
- If student receives County Board of DD
services, they are likely eligible to transition to full time programming
and or employment services immediately upon graduation. Have these options
- If student receives OOD/BVR services, they may
transition to job development and/or paid training at end of exiting year.
There may be a lapse in services if deferring diploma after having already
participated in two years of summer work programming.
- If student continues to remain in school
services, what will their transition plan look like? How will the school
district, agency services (if applicable) and the family blend resources
to prepare the student to exit?
IEP and Assessment
may include transition and personality inventories, interest surveys, aptitude
evaluations, student interviews, other current assessments and data. All assessments, after discussion with the
parents and team, assist in determining present levels of performance related
to training/education, employment, and independent living skills.
is not required before the termination of a student's eligibility due to
graduation from secondary school with a regular diploma or due to exceeding the
age of eligibility under State law.
IEP, Goals, and
Summary of Performance
goals will include the student's long-term goals. Annual goals will be
calculated to assist the student to achieve the long-term goal. These annual goals will be included in the
transition plan or elsewhere in the IEP.
Postsecondary students have an integral part in planning for their
future and are expected to attend and participate in meetings and goal
public agency must provide a summary of performance if the student's
eligibility is terminating due to graduation from secondary school with a
regular diploma or due to exceeding the age of eligibility under State law. The
summary must include recommendations on how to assist the student in meeting
In Ohio, transition planning begins when a child with a
disability is 14 years of age and sometimes earlier if needed. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code (3323.01), upon
the recommendation of the IEP team, students have the right to receive a free
and appropriate public education up until the age of twenty-two years old.
Current Dublin City School Board district policy (5460.01) states “When
the student turns twenty-two (22) during the school year, s/he will be
permitted to complete the current semester before services cease.”
Student Rights and Responsibilities
All students have rights as bestowed to them by Ohio
law, the Constitution of the United States, the Board of Education, and their
parents/guardians. In the exercise of
these rights, students have basic responsibilities. Every right has a corresponding responsibility. A student may temporarily forfeit his/her
right to educational opportunities when his/her conduct disrupts the
educational process, deprives others of their basic right, and violates the
school rules and local ordinances established herein.
Respect for the Rights of Others
Every right you have has an obligation attached to it. Your rights must be balanced against the
rights of others and their rights must be balanced against yours. The purpose of the school and the
requirements of the educational process must be weighed in deciding who has a
right to do what and what behavior needs to be modified. That is why our society has laws and why a
school has rules. However, if you are
one of those students who wants to take full advantage of your rights and
opportunities at this school, while at the same time respecting the rights of
others, we will support and help you.
Attendance Policy Philosophy
Dublin Schools has a commitment to provide a formal
quality education to its students. To
achieve this goal, students must consistently be in attendance at school.
Attendance and promptness is the responsibility of
each student and his/her parents or guardian.
Attending PATHS and being on time allows students to benefit from the
school’s program in addition to developing habits of punctuality,
self-discipline, and meeting responsibilities.
Students must attend programming regularly if they are to derive
benefits from such educationally sound activities as the following:
discussion and group activities •
between students and teacher • Community experiences
Learning • Specialized instruction and individual help
Teachers have a responsibility to provide classroom
instruction, which will be dynamic, productive and creative. Without consistent student attendance, it is
difficult for teachers to meet these educational goals.
Students are required to attend on a regular schedule. When an absence is necessary, the student is
required to contact the classroom. In addition, they are to contact Dublin City
Schools transportation department as well as their worksite (if applicable) to
inform them of the absence. It is highly
recommended that the students do not schedule appointments on days they are working
and/or participating in the community.
Vacation time in excess of three days is highly discouraged. Work site and community-based experiences
will be impacted by absences. Unforeseen
circumstances are understandable and are dealt with on an individual basis.
Continuity in the learning process is seriously
disrupted through a student’s excessive absences. The lack of good attendance causes students
to achieve at a level below their potential, and these students frequently
experience difficulty in the workplace.
Therefore, to ensure the highest level of student
success, Dublin City Schools will work cooperatively with parents and students
to promote increased student attendance.
This policy will be based on state attendance standards, clear and
enforceable guidelines, and positive motivation for good attendance.
absences resulting from personal illness, illness in the family,
quarantine of the home, death of a relative, observance of religious holidays,
family emergencies, service as a precinct worker, professional appointments, or
a special reason for which approval is given by an administrator or the
absences by consent of the parent or with the parent’s knowledge for a
reason not acceptable to the school or absences that are not followed by
written documentation from the parent or doctor. Unexcused absences may receive no credit for
schoolwork. Examples include: music lessons, hair appointments, car
Habitually Truant: A student who is absent
30 or more consecutive hours without a legitimate
42 or more hours in one month without a legitimate
72 or more hours in one year without a legitimate
Excessively Absent: A student who is absent WITH OR
WITHOUT A LEGITIMATE EXCUSE
38 or more hours in one school month
65 or more hours in one school year
Extended Vacations/Extended Student Absence During the School Year
permitted to go on vacation during the school year without penalty (except the
week ending each semester). The purpose of this administrative guideline is to
accommodate parents who must take their vacations during the school year
because of company (industry) policies and the desire to enjoy that time as a
- Whenever a proposed
absence-for-vacation is requested, parents must discuss it with the principal.
The length of absence should be made clear, and those involved should have an
opportunity to express their views on the potential effects of the absence.
- The student may be given appropriate
assignments and materials and/or pages to be completed.
- The time missed will be counted as
an unexcused absence under HB410, but shall not be a factor in determining
grades unless make-up work is not completed. If lengthy, time missed may cause
the student to become “excessively absent” under the HB410 attendance law.
deliberate, unauthorized absence from school.
Truancies are subject to discipline as described in the Student Code of
Conduct and will receive no credit for schoolwork.
arriving to school less than 30 minutes after their scheduled starting time
will be considered tardy. Continual
tardiness will result in disciplinary action as listed in the Student Code of
Conduct. Students who are more than 15
minutes late to school should bring a note from their parents or they will be
considered truant. Parents, however,
cannot write a note excusing a tardy for any reason.
A comprehensive explanation of the
district’s Attendance Policy Philosophy can be found in the 2019-2020 High
PATHS Professional Development/Planning Days
In order to provide time for program planning and staff professional development,
the Dublin Postsecondary Transition Program will not be in session on selected
dates for the 2019-2020 school year. Once identified, these program planning
and staff development dates will be provided to families at the start of the
Dress for Success
Students participating in specific employment/business
internships will be required to wear business casual attire Monday through
Thursday each week. Each student will be provided one PATHS uniform shirt that
may be worn unless a work site specifies something different. Additional shirts may be purchased through the
Dublin Business Academy. Students will
be required to provide and maintain a set of personal care items as needed,
including an additional set of clothing, to be accessed at school if and when
A student health clinic is located in
all elementary, middle and high school buildings. A full time clinic aide, in consultation with a
school nurse who covers multiple buildings, staffs the clinic. When the clinic aide, school nurse, or a substitute is not
available in the clinic, the building office staff will assist with student
Clinic staff offers basic
first aid, emergency care, medication administration, and vision and hearing
Routine vision and/or hearing
screenings are conducted each year for all kindergarten students, first, third,
fifth, seventh, ninth, and eleventh grade students, and all new students to the
district. Additionally, if a staff member, parent/guardian or a student has a
concern about a student’s vision or hearing, the clinic staff will screen the
child upon request. Clinic staff also
ensures compliance with Ohio’s medication and immunization laws, monitors for
communicable diseases, and assists students with required medical care as
ordered by a healthcare provider.
At the beginning of each
school year, parents/guardians are required by law (ORC 3313.712) to complete
an Emergency Medical Authorization Form for each student. This form is to
enable parents/guardians to authorize the provision of emergency treatment for children
who become ill or injured while under school authority, when a parent/guardian
cannot be reached. The form can be accessed online at CareDox. Throughout the school year, please remember to
update your student’s Emergency Medical Authorization Form if there are changes
to phone numbers, or your child’s health care information. Students will be excluded from
participating in field trips, school sponsored athletics, and extracurricular
activities until this requirement has been met. Please note: If a student
becomes ill or is injured during normal school hours, they will only be
released to individuals listed on the Emergency Medical Authorization Form. Contact the school of attendance health
clinic with questions.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to
contact the school nurse prior to the first day of attendance with any health
concerns or conditions that could affect their child’s learning, attendance, or
safety at school. It is also recommended that parents/guardians
list their child’s health concerns and medications on the district’s electronic
health record. This is especially
important if a child has life-threatening allergies, seizures, diabetes, or
other major health concerns. The school
nurse will work with the parents/guardians to develop a health care plan for
students who require preventative or medical interventions at school when
appropriate. This plan will be shared
with school staff that work with or supervise the student.
Injury and Illness Procedures
The clinic is always
open during the school day and staff is available to care for students who are
feeling ill or have an injury that requires attention. If it is not an emergency situation, students
should ask their teacher to go to the clinic so the teacher will know the
location of the student. High school and middle school students will be
required to secure a hall pass from their teacher to come go to the clinic
unless it is an emergency.
who become ill or injured at school will need to be seen in the clinic for
care. If a student phones or texts a parent/guardian reporting he/she is not
feeling well; the parent/guardian should encourage their child to go to the clinic
to be evaluated, as the clinic staff needs to directly communicate with the
parent/guardian. If the student appears too ill/injured to remain in school,
the clinic staff will contact parents/guardians to make arrangements for the
child to go home. If an injury or
illness appears life threatening, staff will summon the emergency squad. Every effort will be made to notify
parents/guardians of this necessity.
a student is ill or injured and must be dismissed early, the student will only
be released to those listed on the Emergency Medical Authorization Form. Dismissal procedure of ill or injured students
varies by the grade level as follows:
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Elementary and Middle
School students may be released only to a parent
whose signature is on file in the school office or to a
properly-identified person authorized on the Emergency Medical Authorization
Form by the parent to act on their behalf.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
A high school student may be released “on his/her own”
only with verified parental or designated emergency contacts’ permission.
returning to school on crutches or in a wheelchair should be seen in the clinic
before going to class to obtain a buddy pass. for a friend to help them in the
halls and with their books.
Referral for Illness/Injury
clinic health care team is not designated to replace the family physician or to
dictate medical care. The choice of health care provider and initiation of
medical referral always remains at the discretion of the parents.
family physician should be contacted if: problems develop with an
injury/illness, the condition worsens, or the condition persists for an
extended period of time. It is important when an ill/injured student returns to
school that any new or remaining problems be reported to the clinic staff.
students evaluated by their family physician should provide a note from the
physician indicating the nature of the illness/injury, course of treatment, and
any activity restrictions. The notification should be provided to the clinic
Control of Casual Contact Communicable
Diseases and Pests
City Schools follow the recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health
regarding school exclusion requirements for communicable illnesses. When a
child is ill, appears to be ill, has been diagnosed with a communicable,
untreated illness, or has an illness still considered contagious, the clinic
and administrative staff have the authority to exclude or isolate the
student. In accordance with District
Policy 8450, students having symptoms of fever 100 degrees or higher, vomiting,
diarrhea, or other signs of a possible communicable disease, will be excluded
until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without the assistance of medication.
common communicable illnesses (strep, pink eye, ringworm), in which medication
is required for treatment, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours of
therapy before returning to school. For
other communicable illnesses (whooping cough, chicken pox, measles) the
exclusion time will be longer and may require a physician’s note to return to
accordance with OAC 3701-3-13, when head lice are detected on a child at
school, the child shall be excluded from school until after the first
treatment. A parent/guardian will be
notified to pick up the student for treatment that day. The parent/guardian and
child are expected to report back to the school clinic for re-examination the
following school day. If the student is
found to be free of live lice, he/she will return to the classroom. Students with live lice will be re-excluded
for further treatment.
To ensure appropriate management of suspected
illnesses, staff will adhere to the Ohio Department of Health “communicable
disease chart”. For more information on communicable diseases and the
guidelines for treatment and exclusion from school, please see visit the Ohio Department of Health’s website. Communicable Disease Guidelines
If a child requires
medications at school, a parent/guardian is responsible for providing the
school with the medication as well as the appropriate medication request
form. District forms for all medication
authorizations are available on the district’s web site (www.dublinschools.net/MedicalHealthForms.aspx) or in the clinic.
students who participate in school-based District-sponsored, after school, extracurricular
activities are also required to provide a separate Glucagon kit, epinephrine
autoinjector, or other emergency medication to the coach or supervising staff
Use of Medications (Policy 5330)
check the website, www.dublinschools.net, for any possible revisions to this policy made
during the school year.]
The Board of Education shall not be responsible for the diagnosis
and treatment of student illness. With the exception of diabetes care
covered under Policy 5336, the administration of prescribed medication and/or
medically-prescribed treatments to a student during school hours will be
permitted only when failure to do so would jeopardize the health of the
student, the student would not be able to attend school if the medication or
treatment were not made available during school hours, or if the child is
disabled and requires medication to benefit from his/her educational program.
For purposes of this policy, "medication" shall include
all medicines including those prescribed by a licensed health professional
authorized to prescribe drugs and any nonprescribed (over-the-counter) drugs,
preparations, and/or remedies. "Treatment" refers both to the manner
in which a medication is administered and to health-care procedures which
require special training, such as catheterization.
Except as set forth in Policy 5330.02 (Procurement and Use of
Epi-Pens) and Policy 5330.04 (Procurement and Use of Naloxone), before any medication (i.e., a drug) or
treatment may be administered to any student during school hours, the Board
shall require a written statement from a licensed health professional
authorized to prescribe drugs ("prescriber") accompanied by the written
authorization of the parent (see Administrative Guideline 5330-Use of
Medications). These authorization forms shall be kept on file in the
school clinic and made available to the persons designated by this policy as
authorized to administer medication or treatment. A copy of the parent's
written request and authorization and the prescriber's written statement must
be given, by the next school day following the District's receipt of the
documents, to the person authorized to administer drugs to the student for whom
the authorization and statement have been received. No student is allowed
to provide or sell any type of over-the-counter medication to another
student. Violations of this rule will be considered violations of Policy
5530 - Drug Prevention and of the Student Code of Conduct.
Students in grades 6-12 may carry and self-administer
non-prescription medications, if a signed parent consent form is filed in the
school clinic (see Administrative
Guideline 5330-Use of Medications). This authorization form is good for one school year.
The student may carry a one-day supply of the medication. This
medication is for the use of the student only and cannot be shared.
School personnel are not responsible for administering or supervising
non-prescription medication self-administered by student(s) unless a
physician’s form is completed (see Form 5330 F1 – Request for Administration of Prescription and
Non-Prescription Medication by School Personnel).
Only medication in its original container; labeled with the date,
if a prescription; the student's name; and exact dosage will be
administered. The Superintendent shall determine a location in each
building where the medications to be administered under this policy shall be
stored, which shall be a locked storage place, unless the medications require
refrigeration in which case they shall be stored in a refrigerator in a place
not commonly used by students, and unless the medication to be administered is
diabetes medication, which must be kept in an easily accessible location
pursuant to Policy 5336.
Parents or their designee whom are listed on the student’s
emergency authorization form may administer medication or treatment, but only
in the presence of a designated school employee, with the exception of diabetes
care covered under Policy 5336.
Additionally, students may administer medication or treatment to
themselves, if authorized in writing by their parents and a licensed health
professional authorized to prescribe drugs, but only in the presence of a
designated school employee with the exception of students authorized to attend to their
diabetes care and management pursuant to Policy 5336.
However, students shall be permitted to carry and use, as
necessary, an asthma inhaler, provided the student has prior written permission
from his/her parent and physician and has submitted Form 5330 F2 – Request for
Student to Carry and Administer Own Prescription Medication by Inhaler, to the principal and any school nurse
assigned to the building.
Additionally, students shall be permitted to carry and use, as
necessary, an epinephrine autoinjector to treat anaphylaxis, provided the
student has prior written approval from the prescriber of the medication and
his/her parent/guardian, if the student is a minor, and has submitted written
approval (see Form 5330A E F1 – Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Orders and
Care Plan) to the principal and any
school nurse assigned to the building. The parent/guardian or the student
shall provide a back-up dose of the medication to the principal or school
nurse. This permission shall extend to any activity, event, or program
sponsored by the school or in which the school participates. In the event
epinephrine is administered by the student or a school employee at school or at
any of the covered events, a school employee shall immediately request
assistance from an emergency medical service provider (911). Students
with diabetes authorized to attend to their diabetes care and management may do
so in accordance with Policy 5336.
Students shall be permitted to possess and self-administer
over-the counter topical sunscreen products while on school property or at a
With the exception of diabetes care covered under Policy 5336, only employees of the Board who are licensed health
professionals or who have completed a drug administration training program
conducted by a licensed health professional and are designated by the
Board, may administer medications to students in
Provided staff have completed the requisite training, the
following staff are authorized to administer medication and treatment to
- school nurse
- building secretary
- others as designated by student's IEP and/or 504 plan
No employee will be required to administer a drug to a student if
the employee objects, on the basis of religious convictions, to administering
With the exception of diabetes care covered under Policy 5336, the
Board shall permit the administration by a licensed nurse or other authorized
staff member of any medication requiring injection or the insertion of a device
into the body when both the medication and the procedure are prescribed by a
licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs and the nurse/staff
member has completed any and all necessary training.
Students who may require administration of an emergency medication
may have such medication in their possession upon written authorization of
their parent(s) and prescriber or, such medication, upon being identified as
aforenoted, may be stored in the school clinic and administered in accord with
this policy and Policy 5336.
All dental disease prevention programs, sponsored by the Ohio
Department of Health and administered by school employees, parents, volunteers,
employees of local health districts, or employees of the Ohio Department of
Health, which utilize prescription drugs for the prevention of dental disease
and which are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the
Ohio Department of Health are exempt from all requirements of this policy.
The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines, as
needed, to address the proper implementation of this policy.
(End of Policy 5330)
2019-2020 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Law requires each student to demonstrate compliance of immunizations
requirements via medical documentation. Please provide a record to the clinic by
the 14th day from the first day of attendance. If no immunization
record was provided when the student registered, a record must be submitted to
the school showing compliance by the 14th day of school to avoid
exclusion as required by Ohio Law (ORC 3313.671).
The clinic staff will review all student immunization records for
compliance with Ohio law. The number of required immunizations for each child
may vary depending on the child’s grade, child’s age, route of vaccine
administration, manufacturer’s brand of vaccine, and the child’s disease and
health history. The school nurse or
clinic aide will contact you if additional vaccines are required.
contact the building school nurse, your child’s healthcare provider or the Ohio
Department of Health Immunization Program at (800) 282-0564 if you have
questions or concerns about your immunizations.
FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
Four (4) or more doses of DTaP or DT, or any combination. If all four doses were given before the 4th
birthday, a fifth (5) dose is required.
If the fourth dose was administered at least six months after the
third dose, and on or after the 4th birthday, a fifth (5) dose is
Four (4) or more doses of DTaP or DT, or any combination. Three doses of Td or a combination of Td
and Tdap is the minimum acceptable for children age seven (7) and up.
One (1) dose of
Tdap vaccine must be administered prior to entry.
Three (3) or more doses of IPV. The FINAL dose must be
administered on or after the 4th birthday regardless of the number
of previous doses. If a combination of
OPV and IPV was received, four (4) doses of either vaccine are required.
Three (3) or
more doses of IPV or OPV. If the third
dose of either series was received prior to the fourth birthday, a fourth (4)
dose is required. If a combination of
OPV and IPV was received, four (4) doses of either vaccine are required.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Two (2) doses
of MMR. Dose 1 must be administered on
or after the first birthday. The
second dose must be administered at least 28 days after dose 1.
Three (3) doses
of Hepatitis B. The second dose must
be administered at least 28 days after the first dose. The third dose must be given at least 16
weeks after the first dose and at least 8 weeks after the second dose. The last dose in the series (third or
fourth dose) must not be administered before age 24 weeks.
Two (2) doses of varicella vaccine must be administered prior
to entry. Dose 1 must be administered
on or after the first birthday. The
second dose should be administered at least three (3) months after dose one
(1); however, if the second dose is administered at least 28 days after first
dose, it is considered valid.
One (1) dose of varicella vaccine must be administered on
or after the first birthday.
(1) dose of meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y) vaccine must be
administered on or after the
10th birthday and prior to entry.
(2) doses of meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y) vaccine must be
administered prior to entry. The 1st dose must be administered on or
after the 10th birthday.
new students to the district who have spent more than 30 consecutive days in a TB endemic region within the past five years
or who were born in a TB endemic region must also present evidence of a negative Tuberculin (TB) test before
they can attend school. The TB test must have been completed within the past
year in the United States. Current enrolled students who spend 30 or more
consecutive days in a TB endemic region will also be required to have a
negative Tuberculin (TB) test before returning to school.
The Dublin City Schools Board of Education
recognizes that staff/students incur some risk of infection and illness each
time they are exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials. While the risk to staff/students of exposure
to body fluids due to casual contact with individuals in the school environment
is extremely low, the Board regards any such risk as serious.
The school district seeks to provide a safe
educational environment for students and has taken appropriate measures to
protect those students who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens in the school
environment and/or during their participation in school-related
activities. The staff is taught to
assume that all body fluids are potentially infectious and to follow standard
precautions to reduce risks and minimize and/or prevent the potential for
A district Exposure Control Plan is in place for
staff to minimize, eliminate or reduce the risk of student and staff exposure
to bloodborne pathogens. A bloodborne
pathogen is a pathogenic microorganism that is present in human blood and can
cause disease in humans. These
microorganisms include, but are not limited to, Hepatitis B and C Viruses (HBV
and HBC) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Whenever a student has contact with blood or other
potentially infectious material, the child must immediately notify the
nurse/clinic aide. Staff will assist
your child in cleansing the exposed area.
The parent/guardian of a student who is exposed will be contacted
regarding the exposure and encouraged to consult with the student’s physician
concerning any necessary post-exposure testing or treatment.
As required by Federal law, parent/guardian will be
requested to have their child’s blood tested for HIV and HBV when a staff
members has been exposed to their blood.
Any testing is subject to laws protecting confidentiality.
Student Code of Conduct, Expectations, and
Postsecondary students are held accountable for the
responsibilities and expectations outlined in detail in the 2019-2020 High
School Handbook. Particular attention
should be paid to the following sections as listed in the high school handbook
table of contents.
= Bullying and Other Forms of
Aggressive Behavior Policy
= Bus Rules
= Co-Curricular Activity Code
= Conduct at Extracurricular
= District Calendar
= Dress Code
= Driving to School
= Electronic Devices/Cell Phones
= Enforcement of Code of Conduct
= Graduation Requirements
= Harassment Regulations
= Health Care
= School Closing
= Search and Seizure
= Student Code of Conduct
= Student Education Technology Acceptable
Use and Safety Policy
= Student Responsibilities
= Substance Misuse
= Tolles Technical Center
= Weapons in Schools
Student Education Technology Acceptable
Use and Safety Policy (Policy 7540.03)
[Please check the website, www.dublinschools.net, for any possible revisions to this policy made
during the school year.]
Included in your packet of intake materials is a Network and Internet Access Agreement Form
for Students, which must be filled out, signed, and returned to your
program instructor after you have read the Student Education Technology
Acceptable Use and Safety policy. For a
comprehensive explanation of this policy,
please refer to the 2019-2020 High School Handbook.
forms routinely completed by parents prior to the start of school, especially
medication forms for school and emergency medical authorization information are
on the district website (www.dublinschools.net) under
“STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES.”
Emergency medical authorization and other district forms can be completed
online. Please contact your student’s school of attendance if you have
PATHS Program follows the Dublin City Schools calendar for holidays and staff
professional development/work days. In the event of inclement weather, programs
adhere to delays and/or closings.
Participation in the PATHS Program requires a
$100 program fee. This fee is waived for families that apply and qualify for
free and reduced lunch for the current school year. Applications for
free/reduced lunch status can be accessed through the distric