Keeping students with life threatening allergies safe at school is a cooperative effort between parents, students, physicians, and school staff. Parents of students who have a life-threatening allergy will need to provide the school nurse with the child’s prescription medication, a Medication Authorization Form, and an Allergy Action Plan that includes a parent and a Health Care Provider signature. Parents requesting that their students be allowed to substitute food in the cafeteria will need to complete the Disabilty/Severe Food Allergy form and return it to Student Nutrition. For more information please call or visit your campus school nurse.
More information on Food Allergies can be found at the Texas Department of State Health Services.
According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) almost 10% of all children have asthma; it is the leading cause of missed school days. Your child’s school nurse will work with you to help manage asthma at school and to decrease the number of days missed due to asthma related illnesses.
AISD Health Rooms are equipped with nebulizers. Your child can be assessed by the nurse and receive treatments if you complete a Medication Authorization Form and provide a mask or mouthpiece, medication chamber, tubing, prescription medication, and a physician’s order. Metered dose inhalers can also be kept in the clinics for the nurse to administer.
Nebulizer treatments will not be administered at school while COVID-19 restrictions are in place unless part of the student’s IEP.
House Bill 1688 was passed into law during the 2001 Texas Legislative Session allowing students to carry and self-administer asthma medications (along with other emergency medications) while at school or school related functions with written documentation from parents and physician. If you would like to request that your student be allowed to 'self-carry' an inhaler or an ephinephrine auto-injector, complete and return a Medication Authorization Form and an Asthma and/or Allergy Plan with signatures from the parent and the student's Health Care Provider along with a statement indicating the student has been trained to administer and is allowed to administer their own medication to your campus nurse. For more information or for questions please call or visit your school nurse.