The Board requires that all students be properly immunized against whooping cough, poliomyelitis, measles, diphtheria, rubella (German measles), tetanus, mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). From time to time other communicable diseases may be designated by the State Board of Health. In addition, in compliance with the policy of the Lake County Board of Health, all students enrolling in the school corporation for the first time must have had a tuberculosis skin test.

    The current list of required student immunizations at each grade level is listed in Guideline 5320 - Immunization of Students in School.

    The Superintendent shall require parents to furnish, to their child's school, no later than the first day of school after enrollment, a written statement of the child's immunization accompanied by a physician's certificate or other documentation.

    Information concerning meningococcal disease (meningitis) and its vaccine shall be provided to students and parents each school year by the Superintendent, or designee. The information must include information concerning the causes, symptoms and spread of meningococcal diseases and places where parents may obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children. The Superintendent shall consult with the State Department of Education and the State Board of Health to develop necessary information and needed materials.

    Exemptions to the immunization requirements shall be granted, in accordance with State law, only for medical or religious reasons allowed by the State.

    The parent of each female student who is entering grade six (6) shall be provided with information prescribed by the State Department of Health concerning cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and that an immunization against the HPV infections is available. Within twenty (20) days after the first day of school, the parent shall provide a written statement as prescribed by the State Department of Health regarding the HPV information.

    I.C.20-30-5-17, 20-34-3-2, 20-34-4-2 thru 7

    Revised 11/11/14