The Board of Education recommends that all students have accident insurance.  Although arranging for such insurance is the responsibility of the student and parents/guardians, the Board may name an insurance carrier each year to offer group rates.  Participation in the group plan is optional.  Parents/Guardians and students will deal directly with the insurance carrier.


Students participating in interscholastic athletics and certain other activities governed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) are required to have accident insurance coverage before being allowed to practice or compete for a school team.  A student will not be allowed to participate in these activities, including practices, until proof of insurance coverage is received in the principal's office.


The district will provide parents/guardians enrolling students in the district information about the state children's health insurance program, MO HealthNet for Kids (MHK).  A parent/guardian who, when completing an application for free and reduced-price meals, indicates that a child does not have health insurance will be notified by the district that the MHK program is available, if household income is within eligibility standards.


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Note:   The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.


Adopted:         09/12/11




Cross Refs:      EFB, Free and Reduced-Cost Food Services

IGDJ, Interscholastic Athletics

KB, Public Information Program


Legal Refs:      ' 208.658, RSMo.


Advance R-IV School District, Advance, Missouri