Policies

MEDICATION

District personnel shall not dispense oral medicine of any kind, including over-the-counter types, without written authorization of the parent/guardian of the student. If prescription medication or over-the-counter medication is necessary for a student to remain in school, then this medication must be in the original container, with full directions on the label.

Medicine to be taken three times a day does not need to be sent to school. It can be given in the morning, after school, and at bedtime.

House Bill 1688 effective 08/09/02 amended the Texas Education Code entitling students with asthma to possess and self-administer their prescription asthma medication while on school property or at school-related event or activity. Parents must provide a written authorization and a statement from the prescribing physician to their child’s school to be kept on file in the school nurse’s office.

ILLNESS

Students should not be sent to school with a fever. The Texas Department of Health guidelines, in relation to communicable diseases, state that a student has fever if it is 100 degrees or greater. If a child has a fever at school, they will be sent home. Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school unless they have been seen by a physician and/or have been started on an antibiotic. It would be advantageous for every household to have a thermometer so an accurate determination of the student’s temperature can be made. Please be sure the front office has current phone numbers on file for your student.