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 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.
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.
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 are interested, complete and return an Asthma and/or Allergy Plan to your campus nurse. For more information or for questions please call or visit your school nurse.