Bureau of Indian Education Schools
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operates 184 schools in 23 states. The Bureau of Indian Education's number one priority continues to be safe and secure schools for the students it serves. See Bureau of Indian Education Memorandum. Additional information on H1N1 Flu response can be found at the BIE website.
Updated CDC guidance for schools with grades K - 12:
- Guidance for State and Local Health Officials and School Administrators for School Responses to Flu during 2009 – 2010 School Year
- Technical Report for State and Local Health Officials and School Administrators on CDC Guidance for School Responses to Flu during 2009 – 2010 School Year
- Preparing for Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Schools (K – 12)
CDC and the U. S. Department of Education have established a School Dismissal Monitoring System to report on novel influenza (H1N1)-related school or school district dismissal in the United States. For more information, or to report a dismissed school, go to http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/schools/dismissal_form/.
Updated CDC guidance for colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education:
- Interim CDC Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education and Post-Secondary Educational Institutions in Response to Human Infections with Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus
In addition, the American College Health Association released a letter on March 5 to encourage college students, faculty and staff to protect themselves against H1N1 Flu by getting vaccinated. This is especially important as we head into the spring break “season” when large numbers of students travel both domestically and internationally.
Updated CDC guidance for child care and early childhood programs:
- Guidance on Helping Child Care & Early Childhood Programs Respond to Flu during 2009 - 2010 Flu Season
- Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Child Care and Early Childhood Programs
Additional guidance and planning documents and checklists for schools, as well as lesson plans and teaching materials on pandemic flu, can be found at http://www.flu.gov/plan/school/index.html.