Proposed in Alexandria: Temporary removal of student from school only if deemed necessary in a case-by-case review.
Anne Arundel County: Team that includes child's parents, child's physician, county Health Department and school officials decides where best place for child is on a case-by-case basis. If the child stays in school, teachers, students and parents are supposed to be told about the situation and educated on the disease. It has no known AIDS cases. Adopted in 1984.
Arlington County: Policy is similar to Alexandria's proposal, but evaluation must be done within five working days. Was adopted in April.
District: Cases will be handled on an individual basis, with severity of symptoms the determining factor in whether a child will stay in school. So far, none of several students with AIDS has been excluded.
Proposed in Fairfax County: Students with AIDS would be removed from class pending medical review and then educated in an "appropriate" setting.
Howard County: Case-by-case review of individual cases by five-member panel, which includes Superintendent Michael E. Hickey. Adopted in mid-1987. So far, no AIDS cases have been reported in Howard public schools.
Montgomery County: AIDS patients can stay in school as long as a special medical task force says they are able to function in the classroom. Parents must notify principal when AIDS is diagnosed in their child, which triggers evaluation process. Children with behavior problems, such as biting, would be excluded from school. All names are confidential.
Prince George's County: The school district has yet to confront the issue of a student with AIDS. It has a case-by-case policy in which decisions are made based on the recommendation of the county Health Department.
Prince William County: Policy is similar to Alexandria's proposal. Was adopted in January 1987.