HIV Policy

HIV is not spread by casual, everyday contact. Therefore, barring special circumstances (i.e. a serious secondary infection, such as untreated tuberculosis, that may be transmitted to others, or a significant health problem that will permanently restrict his or her ability to attend class), a student who is infected with HIV shall attend the school and classroom to which he/she would be assigned if he/she is not infected. He/she is entitled to all rights, privileges, and services accorded to other students.

SAU #89 has a procedure to encourage students and/or their parents/guardians to report an HIV infection and to help determine what effect, if any, their HIV infection has upon their continued ability to attend school. Reporting is voluntary and is made directly to the Superintendent.