The Independent-Enterprise has heard from area school districts about their policies regarding measles outbreaks, in a follow-up on what might happen if a measles outbreak in south-central Washington were to spread into neighboring states.
Here’s what local districts have in place.
Fruitland School District
Fruitland officials had the following to say via email about their vaccination policy:
“We do not have a policy regarding measles specifically; but our immunization requirements follow the state law. Proof of immunizations is required for enrollment unless parents give written notification of exemption from the requirement, as allowed under the law.”
Payette School District
School nurse Anne Hanigan said in a phone interview that Payette School District follows Idaho law and code using state guidelines, and the district has immunization records on file for every child, unless a parent has objections to vaccinations, they may fill out an exemption form.
New Plymouth School District
A request for information was not received by press time.