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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.176

Introduced by Representative Trombley of Grand Isle

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; barriers; life-threatening chronic allergies

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to ensure that students with life‑threatening food-related allergies are not effectively denied access to school‑sponsored events in which food is present.

AN ACT RELATING TO ACCESS TO SCHOOL‑RELATED EVENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH LIFE‑THREATENING CHRONIC ALLERGIES

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 563(29) is amended to read:

§ 563.  POWERS OF SCHOOL BOARDS

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(29)  Shall assign an employee to annually:

(A)  To inform parents of students with life-threatening allergies and life-threatening chronic illnesses of applicable provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other applicable federal statutes, state statutes, federal regulations, and state rules;

(B)  To develop a plan to ensure that any student within the district who has one or more life‑threatening chronic food-related allergies is not, as a result of the allergy, effectively denied access to any school-sponsored activity or event at which food is prepared, delivered, or consumed, regardless of whether the activity or event occurs during and after regular school hours and, if there is a student in the district with such an allergy, to implement the plan;

(C)  To inform appropriate school staff of their responsibilities; and

(C)(D)  To provide necessary training to carry out these responsibilities.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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