Policy No. 3431
The board recognizes that schools are responsible for providing first aid or emergency treatment in case of sudden illness or injury to a student. Further medical attention is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Staff are encouraged to become trained and/or to maintain skills in recognized first aid procedures. Staff have the affirmative duty to aid an ill or injured student and to act in a reasonable and prudent manner in obtaining immediate care. Staff members who exercise their judgment and skills in aiding an ill or injured person at school during the school day or during a school-sponsored event are protected by the district's liability insurance except when the individual is operating outside the scope of his/her professional responsibilities.
Initially Adopted: September 18, 1986
Adopted: February 22, 2010