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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

Students with HIV, ARC (AIDS Related Complex) or AIDS

There is no evidence to support the notion that the HIV virus can be transmitted through ordinary school or household activities, e.g., coughing, sneezing, hugging, sharing of utensils or food, or shaking hands.

The anonymity of individuals with HIV infection or AIDS is protected by law.  Moreover, individuals with HIV infection or AIDS are protected from discrimination by both federal and state laws.  Neither attendance at school nor employment may be denied to an individual with HIV infection or AIDS.  It is the policy of the District that no student or staff member with HIV infection or AIDS may be prohibited from attending school/ employment unless there is an immediate risk of injury or harm to the individual or to others.

Because the diagnosis of HIV infection or AIDS is a confidential matter between the individual student and his or her physician, the District may be unaware of the diagnosis.  Consequently, the school district has implemented a procedure of 'universal precautions' which protects all students and staff from contact with blood and body fluids of others.




Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
                       10-154a Professional communications 
                        between teacher or nurse and student
                       10-207 Duties of medical advisors
                       10-209 Records not to be public
                       10-210 Notice of disease to be given 
                        parent or guardian
                       19a-221 Quarantine of certain persons
                       19a-581-585 AIDS testing and medical 
                       20 U.S.C. 7906, No Child Left Behind Act
                       of 2001

Adopted: March 21, 1988
Reviewed:  June 4, 1996
Revised:  December 2, 2008

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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