Throat Cultures – Streptococcus (Strep)
School nurses or trained designees may provide throat cultures of those students or staff members with clinical symptoms or as requested by a parent/guardian. The District assesses a minimum fee for throat cultures which may be waived by a District administrator or school nurse if circumstances warrant such action.
Students or staff members with positive throat cultures will be notified and advised to seek medical attention and will be excluded from school. They may return to school after 12 hours of antibiotic treatment as long as there is no fever. The responsibility for treatment remains with the parent/guardian or staff member. School personnel may request proof of treatment to help ensure the health and safety of the student and others.