Policy Details Page

Policy No. 3423

The Tacoma School District Board of Directors expects school administrators, teachers and support staff to be informed and aware of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and how to deal with the resulting medical emergencies. Some examples of life-threatening allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, fish, bee or other insect stings, and latex. Affected students require planned care and support during the school day and during school-sponsored activities.

Parents/guardians are responsible for informing the school about their child’s potential risk for anaphylaxis and for ensuring the provision of ongoing health information and necessary medical supplies. Even with the district’s best efforts, staff and parents/guardians need to be aware that it is not possible to achieve a completely allergen-free environment. However, the district will take precautions to reduce the risk of a student having an anaphylactic reaction.

The district will take reasonable measures to avoid allergens for affected students. The district will train appropriate staff in the awareness of anaphylaxis and preventing and responding to anaphylaxis emergencies. Training will include the procedures for developing individualized emergency health care and communication plans for students with allergies that could result in anaphylaxis. Additionally, student-specific training will be provided for appropriate personnel.

The superintendent will establish procedures to support this policy.

Management Resources:

  • Policy News, February 2009 Anaphylaxis Prevention Policy Required

Adoption Date: 07/23/09 

  • 3423
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anaphylaxis Prevention
  • health
  • policy
  • policy handbook
  • policy manual
  • prevention