4:180 Pandemic Preparedness

The School Board recognizes that the District will play an essential role along with the local health department and emergency management agencies in protecting the public's health and safety if an influenza pandemic occurs.  Pandemic influenza is a worldwide outbreak of a virus for which there is little or no natural immunity and no vaccine; it spreads quickly to people who have not been previously exposed to the new virus.

Emergency School Closing

In the case of a pandemic, any decision for an emergency school closing will be made by the Superintendent in consultation with and, if necessary, at the direction of the District's local health department, emergency management agencies, and Regional Office of Education.


LEGAL REF:  105 ILCS 5/10-16.7 and 5/10-20.5

                   Ill. Dept. of Public Health Act (Part 1), 20 ILCS 2305/2(b)

                   Ill. Emergency Management Agency, Act, 20 ILCS 3305

                   Ill. Education Labor Relations Act, 115 ILCS 5/.

CROSS REF:  1:20 (District Organization, Operations, and Cooperative Agreements), 2:20 (Powers and Duties of the School Board; Idemnification), 4:170 (Safety), 7:90 (Release During School Hours), 8:100 (Relations with Other Organizations and Agencies)

ADOPTED:  May 8, 2017