Medication that will be administered to a student during school hours must be provided by the student’s parent. All prescription medication, must be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee, unless the student is authorized to possess his or her own medication because of asthma or a severe allergy or as otherwise allowed by law. Prescription medications must be brought to and picked up at the clinic by a parent or guardian where it will be inventoried with the parent or guardian. Neither prescriptions or non-prescription medications from foreign countries will be administered.
To make a written medication request, the Klein ISD Medication Authorization Form is available from the school clinic. If the circumstances are questionable, the school employee reserves the right to deny the parent's request. When administering prescription medicines, the school district would prefer to have a written statement from a physician or dentist licensed to practice in the United States. Information placed on a prescription label, if it is precise and clear to the school nurse, may be substituted for the above-noted statement. Prescription medication labels for limited time periods may require a new prescription label or documentation from the physician to be extended beyond the originally prescribed time frame. Examples include medication on the controlled substance schedule which are typically valid for thirty days.
This is an exert from the KISD Student Handbook, please refer to the handbook for the full statement on medication in the school setting.
Texas school and child-care facility immunization requirements are determined by the state legislature and set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency. Maintaining adequate immunization rates in schools is critical to preventing disease outbreaks and ensuring the health of Texas children.
Anaphylaxis is a sudden, life threatening, severe allergic reaction. The most dangerous symptoms include breathing difficulties, a drop in blood pressure or shock. While Klein ISD cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment at school, the district is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the safety of every child who has allergies. Campuses do not have an emergency supply of epinephrine or antihistamine available to them; therefore each student is responsible for having their own prescription medication. To ensure student safety, Parents/Guardians are required to bring the medication and necessary forms to the school clinic and conference with the nurse. Below is a selection of forms, however your child may need additional documentation to manage their allergy.
Students who are at risk for developing anaphylaxis are entitled to carry and self-administer their anaphylaxis medications (epinephrine auto-injectors) while at school or a school event, if they have met the legal requirements below:
KISD Permission to Carry Anaphylaxis Auto Injector form completed by a licensed health care provider and parent/ guardian.
The student must demonstrate to the licensed health care provider and to the school nurse the skill level necessary to self-administer the medication.
The student must have a current Allergy Action plan on file with the School Nurse.
Vision screening is a simple test that indicates whether a child may or may not have a vision problem. This is important, as it’s estimated 80% of learning is visual. Catching a vision problem early can have a profound effect on a child’s life.
In Klein ISD, students in Pre K, Kg, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grades receive vision screening. As well as any student new to Klein ISD age 4 years through 12th grade. If students do not pass the screening, they should be taken to see an eye doctor, such as an optometrist. If you need help finding an eye doctor or need a voucher for a free appointment, contact your school nurse.
Following the eye doctor appointment, it is important to provide the school nurse with information on the outcome of the visit. Returning this form to the school nurse following the appointment helps the school support the student.