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§ 115C‑556.  Attendance;health and safety regulations.

Each qualified nonpublicschool shall make, and maintain annual attendance and disease immunizationrecords for each pupil enrolled and regularly attending classes. Attendance bya child at any school to which this Part relates and which complies with thisPart shall satisfy the requirements of compulsory school attendance so long asthe school operates on a regular schedule, excluding reasonable holidays andvacations, during at least nine calendar months of the year. Each school shallbe subject to reasonable fire, health and safety inspections by State, countyand municipal authorities as required by law.

The Division of NonpublicEducation, Department of Administration, shall ensure that materials areprovided to each qualified nonpublic school so that the school can provideparents and guardians with information about meningococcal meningitis andinfluenza and their vaccines at the beginning of every school year. Thisinformation may be provided electronically or on the Division's Web page. Thisinformation shall include the causes, symptoms, and how meningococcalmeningitis and influenza are spread and the places where parents and guardiansmay obtain additional information and vaccinations for their children.

The Division of NonpublicEducation, Department of Administration, shall also ensure that materials areprovided to each qualified nonpublic school so that the school can provideparents and guardians with information about cervical cancer, cervicaldysplasia, human papillomavirus, and the vaccines available to prevent thesediseases. This information may be provided electronically or on the Division'sWeb page. This information shall include the causes and symptoms of thesediseases, how they are transmitted, how they may be prevented by vaccination,including the benefits and possible side effects of vaccination, and the placeswhere parents and guardians may obtain additional information and vaccinationsfor their children.

The Division of NonpublicEducation, Department of Administration, shall also ensure that information isavailable to each qualified nonpublic school so that the school can provideinformation on the manner in which a parent may lawfully abandon a newborn babywith a responsible person, in accordance with G.S. 7B‑500. (1979, c. 506; 1981, c. 423,s. 1; 2004‑118, s. 5; 2007‑59, s. 4; 2007‑126, s. 4.)