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Lampasas Independent School District

Lampasas Independent School District

School Health Policies & Procedures

march 2024 update

march 2024 update

The Texas Department of State Health Services has updated its school exclusion criteria to align the requirement for COVID-19 with those for other respiratory viruses like flu. Students now only need to be excluded from school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
policies & procedures

policies & procedures

We believe that healthy kids learn better! LISD School Health is committed to helping you keep your student healthy, in school, and learning. This takes a team effort. Please let us know how we can assist your child with any health needs.

You can go to the Lampasas ISD website and log in through Family Access to view the following information for health services:
  • Your student's immunization record (you can print this also)
  • A list of your student's office visits
  • A medication administration history
  • All of your student's hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings
  • Sign up for automatic notification emails for clinic visits
To get your password and gain access to Family Access, please contact the campus office for your student.


Lampasas ISD strongly adheres to the state laws regulating required immunizations to attend school. Your child must be in compliance to attend Lampasas ISD.

Office Visits:

Lampasas ISD is very fortunate to have a Licensed Vocational Nurse at each campus. We strive to maintain communication with parents at all times. However, due to the high clinic volume, we can not call every parent every time a student visits the clinic. Parents will be called if the student has a contagious illness, a fever of 100.4 or over, vomiting or diarrhea, or any serious injury. If student meets exclusion criteria and parent or guardian is asked to pick up their student, arrangements should be made for student pick up within one hour of phone call from campus nurse. 
In addition, the nurse will contact a parent at her discretion depending on what is occurring with the student, past medical history, etc. In the lower grades (KG-5th), the nurse will use a clinic visit pass to communicate with parents. Clinic passes are sent home with students to communicate about minor clinic visits and you can access all your student’s clinic visits through Family Access. Lampasas ISD follows the Center for Disease Control guidelines for communicable diseases in a school setting. Your student will be asked to stay or go home and not return until they are symptom free for 24 hours without medication for the following:
  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Infectious vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Yellow discharge from the eye – pink eye

Accidents and Clothing Issues:

Due to the wide ranges of ages and sizes, it is impossible for the district to store enough clothes to fit every child. Therefore, we ask that you send your child to school in clothing that is appropriate for the weather, clean, and meets the LISD dress code for your campus. In the event there is a concern with your child’s clothing, you will be called and asked to bring them something else to wear. Although accidents happen, by the time students start kindergarten they should be bowel and bladder trained. To ensure proper growth and development, Lampasas ISD will work very closely with parents if this is an issue for your child. If your child has a medical condition or problems with frequent accidents, please contact the nurse at your child’s campus so a plan can be developed to meet your child’s needs. In most cases if an accident occurs at school, then we will contact the parents. If your child does not have a change of clothing at school, then you will be asked to bring your child clean clothes. Since we do not have shower facilities at our lower grade campuses, then you may need to take your student home, and they may return once proper hygiene has been restored.
Parents of all Pre-K and Kindergarten students must provide an extra set of clothing (to include shirt, shorts, pants, underwear, socks, and shoes) labeled with the child’s name in a grocery sack or Ziploc bag. The clothing will be stored in the classroom. At the change of seasons, the clothing should be sent home to be replaced by season-appropriate clothing.
Medication Administration Policy

Medication Administration Policy

LISD will administer medication in a safe and secure environment according to district policy and clinic procedures. Students are encouraged to take medication at home if possible. In the event that the student needs medication while at school, then the campus nurse will be responsible for storing, administering, and documenting the medication administration. 

Non-Prescription (OTC) Medications:

  • A signed medication administration request form must be on file.
  • The medication must belong to the student. Campus nurses are not allowed to give stock medication to any student for any reason, even with verbal permission from the parent or guardian. 
  • Medication must be received by the nurse in the original container, unopened.
  • Directions on over-the-counter packaging regarding age, dose, and frequency will be strictly adhered to. Requests to alter dosage or frequency of medications must be accompanied by a physician’s written note stating the dosage and frequency of the medication and  why this medication is necessary while at school.
  • An initial dose of medication should be administered at home first.

Prescription Medications:

  • A signed medication administration request form must be on file.
  • The medication must be in a properly labeled prescription bottle with the student’s name and the correct directions for dispensing the drug. Prescription must be written by a physician licensed to practice in the United States.
  • Medications must be kept in the school clinic and administered by the school nurse, health assistant, or other school employee as authorized by the principal. Students may not carry prescription medications with them to class.
  • An initial dose of the medication should be administered at home first.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to hand deliver prescription medications to the campus nurse. Students are strongly discouraged from transporting medication on the bus. In the event you are unable to hand deliver prescription medications to the school, please contact your campus nurse to make arrangements.
  • If the requested medication needs to be cut in half, then LISD request that the parent or pharmacy cut the medication in half before bringing it to the clinic.
  • The campus nurse will notify the parent that a refill is needed within a few days of the last dose for chronic medications. In order to prevent the interruption of medication administration, parents are asked to send all refills prior to the date of the last dose. 

Controlled Substances/Triplicate Prescriptions:

Controlled substances MUST be hand delivered to the school by the parent or guardian. They may not be transported on the bus or in the hands of the student. If the parent is unable to hand deliver the medication to the school, the parent must call and make arrangements with the campus nurse. Likewise, the nurse will not send controlled substances home with the student or on the bus. If a medication needs to be returned home from school, the parents are asked to pick up the medication at the clinic. The school will maintain a count of all controlled substances housed in the clinic.

Emergency Medications:

According to State Law, the following medications may be carried with the student on school premises or at any school activity, as long as the school has on record a statement signed by the physician and the parent that the medication is an emergency drug to be used in life threatening situations and the student has been trained and is capable of self administration. If at anytime the student is being negligent with this right or is putting other students at risk, then the Director of School Health will discuss the situation with the campus administration and parents to determine a solution.
  • Epinephrine Pens for anaphylactic shock
  • Inhaler medications for acute asthmatic attacks
  • Insulin and Diabetes Management supplies
Unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors are stocked by Lampasas ISD and are indicated for children or adults who are believed to be experiencing anaphylaxis on a school campus and do not have or carry their own emergency medication.
Unassigned opioid antagonists are purchased and stored by each Lampasas ISD campus to assist a person who may be experiencing an opioid-related drug overdose. Only a registered nurse or other designated and trained district employee shall be authorized to administer this medication and may do so only in accordance with a standing order or procedures approved by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas.

Diabetic Medications: 

According to state law, diabetics may keep in their possession while at school or any school related activities any items or medications needed to care for and treat their diabetes as outlined in the student’s diabetes mellitus management plan. Parents of students with diabetes should contact the campus nurse immediately so a diabetes treatment plan can be implemented for the student while at school.