The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall require all children entering any school for the first time to present satisfactory evidence of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, measles, and other vaccine-preventable diseases according to a schedule approved by the state office of public health, or shall present evidence of an immunization program in progress.  The Board may require immunizations or proof of immunity more extensive than required by the office of public health.  Any student failing to meet the immunization standards shall be prohibited from attending school until such time as the immunization standards are met.


A child transferring from another school system in or out of the state, shall submit either a certificate of immunization or a letter from his/her personal physician indicating immunization against the diseases enumerated above and/or any others which may be required, and certificate or statement indicating that the tests required have been performed, or a statement that such immunizations and tests are in progress.


If booster injections for the diseases enumerated on the state schedule are advised, such booster injections shall be administered before the child enters a school system within the state.


Principals and teachers of all schools shall be responsible for checking student's records to see that the provisions of this policy are enforced.


No child seeking to enter any school in the school district shall be required to comply with the provisions of this written policy if the child or his/her parent or guardian submits either a statement from a physician stating that this procedure is contraindicated for medical reasons, or a written dissent from the parents is presented.


If an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease occurs, upon the recommendation of the state office of public health, school administrators may exclude from attendance unimmunized students until the appropriate disease incubation period has expired or the unimmunized person presents evidence of immunization.


Revised:  December, 1984

Revised:  December, 1990

Revised:  December, 1991



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง17:170

Health and Safety, Bulletin 135, Louisiana Department of Education


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board