Policy JLCE, “First Aid and Emergency Medical Care,” is before the Board for Public Hearing on proposed amendments. The General Assembly enacted a statute in August 2014 that requires local boards of education to provide for a supply of emergency epinephrine auto-injectors for use during the school day and at school-sponsored events on school property. Policy JLCE has been extensively rewritten to incorporate these statutory provisions. In addition, it is recommended that CMS Policy JLCEE, “Automatic External Defibrillators,” be incorporated into Policy JLCE with slight revisions, so that all provisions for rendering emergency health care will be available in one Board policy. The Board’s approval of the proposed amendments to Policy JLCE would therefore result in the deletion of current Policy JLCEE from the Policy Manual.
The Policy Committee approved the proposed amendments to this policy at its meeting on December 11, 2014. Policy JLCE with proposed revisions marked in blackline format is attached to this agenda item, along with the pertinent Session Law.