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ERIC Number: ED465735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 97
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Someone at School Has AIDS. 2001 Edition.
Fraser, Katherine; Bogden, James F.
This policy guide explains that every state and school district needs policies addressing serious issues raised by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Chapter 1, "Developing Policy," discusses why policies are valuable, at what level policy belongs, and whether policies should be specific to HIV. Chapter 2, "Policy Recommendations," presents a preamble (the state/district/school shall strive to protect the safety and health of children and youth in their care, as well as their families, school employees, and the general public, and staff members shall cooperate with the public health authorities to promote these goals). It goes on to present nine areas of focus: school attendance, employment, privacy, infection control, HIV and athletics, HIV prevention education, related services, staff development, and general provisions. Chapter 3, "Engaging the Community," focuses on: a proactive communications plan; educating the community; a crisis management plan; and a plan for during a crisis (controversy management). It discusses whether school leaders should reveal that someone has HIV infection and what to do if a family wants to go public. The five appendixes include selected resources, state information sources, HIV transmission facts, suggested policy terms, and federal disability rights laws. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
National Association of State Boards of Education, 277 South Washington Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($15). Tel: 703-684-4000; Tel: 800-220-5183 (Toll Free); Fax: 903-836-2313; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.