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Board Policies

Chapter VIII ~ Students (Section 15)

Health And Safety of Students

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Supervision of Students 
Supervision of students shall be by District personnel when they are in school, when they are on District property during school hours, when they are in District buses, or when they are participating in approved District activities. District personnel shall act in a reasonably prudent fashion providing for the safety and well-being of students. 

Release of Students 
During school hours, students shall not be released to the custody of anyone other than a parent, court-appointed guardian, or their designee. Designation shall not be accepted by invalidated telephone calls. 

Students of estranged parents shall be released only on the request of the parent who has custody of the student pursuant to court order and who is designated as parent or guardian of the student on school records. 

Students shall not be sent on personal errands for District personnel. 

Health Services 
Health services for students shall be for the purpose of detecting and preventing health problems and for providing emergency treatment. Health services shall include: 

  1. Obtaining medical histories; 
  2. Screening and testing vision, hearing, dental, and other physical characteristics as approved by the Board; 
  3. Counseling and advising students, parents, or guardians concerning the health of students; 
  4. Attending to injuries and sudden illnesses with emergency services. 
  5. Administration of medications;
  6. Consulting with health care providers and community health agencies.

Parents and guardians are urged to advise the building principal and/or school nurse of any physical disabilities, impairments, or special health considerations regarding students.  This information is necessary so that proper health services may be administered in the event of injury requiring emergency services and appropriate accommodations may be implemented. 

Physical Examinations 
Physical examinations of students by a primary health care provider as defined by the Wyoming Health Care Decisions Act” (Exhibit #42a), entering District schools for kindergarten, first grade, or by transfer from other Districts are encouraged. “Primary health care provider” means any person licensed under the Wyoming statutes practicing within the scope of that license as a licensed physician, licensed physician‟s assistant or licensed advanced practice registered nurse and who is designated by an individual or the individual‟s agent, guardian or surrogate to have primary responsibility for the individuals health care or, in the absence of a designation or if the designated provider is not reasonably available, a provider who undertakes the responsibility. District health services may be improved if a copy of the results of physical examinations is made available to the District.

A physical examination by a healthcare provider shall be required annually, after June 1st, before any student can engage in interscholastic athletic activities. 

A student who is unable to engage in physical activity such as physical education programs/intramural activities shall present a statement from a primary health care provider specifying physical or other restrictions. The primary health care provider should state the length of time for restrictions and any necessary accommodations.

Infection Control Guidelines for Students

  1. Communicable diseases that have been diagnosed in a student by a healthcare provider may require the student to remain at home for the time it is determined that he/she may be infectious to others.
  2. The student's return to school after recovery shall be allowed only after approval of the school nurse or after receipt of the written authorization of a healthcare provider. 
  3. The school nurse determines need for follow-up of infectious diseases in students in schools.
  4. The school nurse will collect information from parents’/guardians as needed.
  5. The school nurse, with parent’s/guardian’s permission, will refer to student’s health care provider to determine if the student is contagious, as needed.
  6. Resources which are utilized by school nurses for control of infectious diseases in school include but are not limited to:
    1. Red Book
    2. City-County Health Department
    3. State Health Department
    4. Student’s health care provider
  7. Specific guidelines for school nurses to follow regarding specific infections in students are outlined in the Nursing Guidelines.
  8. Laramie County School District Number One, being concerned with the health and safety of all of the District’s students, will follow the procedure regarding blood borne pathogens in accordance with public health guidelines, the Wyoming Education Policies Procedure Manual, and according to Administrative Regulations.
Mandatory Immunizations 

Any student attending or enrolled in school in grades K-12 in Laramie County School District Number One shall, within thirty calendar days after the date of entry, provide a written record of immunization from a primary health care provider or other authorized health authority against vaccine preventable diseases, including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Mumps, and Hepatitis B as designated by the State Health Authority.   As the laws or regulations are changed by the Wyoming Department of Health Immunization Program, the District will adjust the requirements to be in compliance.  The Record of Immunization shall give proof of the required immunization or show proof of a Wyoming waiver as authorized. The written documented proof of immunization on a form specified by the Wyoming Health Officer shall be an integral part of the child's school record. 

No school administrator shall permit an enrolled student to attend school for more than thirty calendar days without documentary proof of immunization. If immunization requires a series of immunizations over a period of more than thirty calendar days, the child shall be permitted to attend school while awaiting completion of an immunization series within the medically accepted time period. 

Students shall be subject to exclusion from school, as an unexcused absence, unless proof of immunization or waiver is provided. Parents/Guardians will receive notice of the status of their student’s immunizations and possible exclusion as needed by standarized latters.  Sample letters can be viewed in: Exhibits 64a, Letter 1; 64b, Letter2; or 64c, Exclusion Letter.  Letters are subject to revision based on such things as changes in Wyoming law and availability of community resrouces for free vaccines from the Wyoming vaccine for children (VFC) program.

Wyoming immunization waivers (a.k.a. medical or religious exemptions) shall be authorized only by the Wyoming state or county health officer according to Wyoming state laws.  Wyoming approved waivers must be received within thirty (30) days calendar of student entry, unless parents/guardians provide verification that the waiver process is in progress with Wyoming authorities. 

In the presence of an outbreak of vaccine preventable disease, as determined by the state or county health authority, school children who are not immunized against the occurring vaccine preventable disease, including those having waivers, shall be excluded from school attendance for a period of time as determined by the state or county health officer.  In cases where a student is immunocompromised, school nurses will notify parents/guardians of a contagious disease occurence in the building, as needed.

Provision of Medical Procedures 
In the interest of ensuring that students with medical issues have access to a free and appropriate public education, specific, selected medical procedures will be performed by school nurses. 

Additionally, the administration may designate “friends” of the student pursuant to the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act and W.S. § 33-21-154 for provision of essential health care at school.

Administration of Medication 
Laramie County School District One will provide services to administer necessary medications to students during the school day in a safe and effective manner, pursuant to the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act, Wyoming statute 33-21-154 and W.S. 21-4-310, and other statutes as applicable by law.
Safety and effectiveness of medication administration includes:

  1. Definition of medications:
    1. For the purposes of school board policy, the term “medication” is defined as all drugs which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended through December 31, 2004, and the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994.
    2. Dietary supplements and herbal products are not regulated by the FDA for safety and dosages in children. These products will be held to the same standards as other prescription and over the counter medications in LCSD1.
  2. Authorization to administer medications in LCSD1
    1. Medications may be administered to students by the school nurse, or designated "friends"
    2. An authorization, and recognition of designated friends, pursuant to the legal standard of "in loco parentis", Wyoming Nurse Practice Act and Wyoming statute 33-21-154, and release of liability shall first be completed by the parent with legal custody or by the court-appointed guardian of the student as shown in sample Exhibit 62,  Authorization for Administration of Medication and Release of Liability. 
    3. Authorization will be standardized in the Administrative Regulations.
    4. “Friends” must attend a District standardized training program prior to assuming the responsibility for administration of medications to students.
  3. Medication Administration will be standardized in the Administrative Regulations and will include, as a minimum: 
    1. Requirements for an authorization to administer medications  
    2. Criteria for all medications:
      1. Responsibilities of School Nurses
      2. Requirements for Orders from healthcare providers  
      3. Requirements for labeling of medications 
      4. Requirements for expiration dates
      5. Requirements for security
      6. Specific requirements for herbals and supplements
    3. Requirements for Documentation
    4. Responsibilities and Guidelines for “friends” 
    5. Requirements for Provisions for the Self-administration of medication for potentially life threatening conditions, which conforms with W.S. 21-4-310  
    6. Requirements for Standardized Training for Medication Administration
    7. Specific Guidelines for Implementation of Medication Administration
  4. Neither the District, nor any of its personnel, shall be responsible for medicine taken by a student without the knowledge of school personnel. 
  5. Self-administration of medication for potentially life threatening conditions.
    1. W.S. 21-4-310 requires Wyoming school Districts to permit a student to possess and self-administer asthma medication. 
    2. The District Board shall permit a student to possess and self-administer within any school of the District medication required for potentially life threatening conditions if a standardized Form (NU#1) is completed containing applicable: 
      1. Parental verification that the student is responsible for and capable of self-administration and parental authorization for self-administration of medication required for potentially life threatening conditions. 
      2. Health care provider identification of the prescribed or authorized medication required for potentially life threatening conditions and verification of the appropriateness of the student's possession and self-administration of the medication required for potentially life threatening conditions.
      3. Emergency situations that require the administration of any emergency medications including injectables (Glucagon, Epi-pens) are covered by this statute and the designation of "friends".

Pregnant Students 
Pregnant students may continue in District programs in the same way as any other student. The pregnant student is requested to notify the principal or designee through the school nurse of the fact of pregnancy so that proper health services will be administered in the event of injury. 

Absence from school for reasons of pregnancy shall be subject to the same conditions and provisions as absences for any illness. 

Group Dental and Accident Insurance 
Group dental and accident insurance shall be obtained by the District on a bid basis to make the insurance available to those students desiring to participate. 

Students must furnish evidence of accident insurance coverage before engaging in interscholastic athletic activities. Additionally, parental or guardian consent must be given before a student may engage in interscholastic activities as shown in Exhibit 61

Infection of Students with Bloodborne Pathogens 
Laramie County School District Number One, being concerned with the health and safety of all of the District's students, will follow the guidelines regarding bloodborne pathogens in accordance with public health guidelines, the Wyoming Education Policies Procedure Manual, and according to Administrative Regulations. 

Student Physical Activity, Nutrition, And Wellness
The Board of Trustees for Laramie County School District Number One recognizes the impact of good nutrition, physical activity and wellness on student academic performance. In compliance with Section 204 of Public Law 108-265 of the Child Nutrition and WIC reauthorization Act of 2004, Laramie County School District Number One has established the attached administrative regulations with regard to nutrition, physical activity and wellness for Laramie County School District Number One students.

Sports-Related Concussion
Laramie County School District Number One seeks to provide a safe return to activity for all athletes after injury, particularly after a concussion. In order to effectively and consistently manage these injuries, administrative regulations will address risks associated with concussions and other head injuries, identification of athletes with concussions, evaluation and stabilization of athletes  at the athletic event and appropriate referral to medical care.

In addition, after the medical provider documents a diagnosis of concussion, a coordinated system of care for the individual needs of the affected student will be initiated at the school. As needed, this may include, but is not limited to: academic assistance and accommodations, and appropriate post concussion testing.

All students having suffered a concussion must be fully recovered, as documented by a medical doctor prior to returning to athletic activity including physical education class, athletic training, practice or play.

All Laramie County School District Number One coaches and trainers will receive yearly training to include procedures for managing sports-related concussion , restrictions on a student's  participation in athletics after suffering a concussion or head injury, provision of related information to students and parents and any changes or modifications in best practice for the care of students with concussions.

Legal Reference - W.S §21--4-309
Cross Reference -
Chapter VII, Section 9, Other Special Instructional Programs (Homebound Instruction/Pregnant Students); Chapter VII, Section 19, Intramural Programs and Interscholastic Athletics; Chapter VII, Section 22, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Chapter VIII, Section 3, Attendance.

Adopted 6/11/84
Revised 9/14/87, 1/9/89, 8/13/90, 7/8/91 & 7/1/93, 7/13/98, 6/28/99, 6/21/04, 7/19/06, 7/18/07, 6/15/09, 6/7/10, 6/20/11, 5/7/12

Administrative Regulation For Chapter VIII, Section 15 - Health and Safety of Students (Infection of Students with Bloodborne Pathogens)

  1. The contact person for School District Number One will be the Superintendent or designee. A decision will be made on a case-by-case basis of those identified students as to whether the condition of the student prohibits that individual from participating in the regular school program and/or school activities. 
  2. This determination will be made by a team comprised of the student's physician, the student's healthcare provider, the student's parent(s) or guardian(s), and the Superintendent of Schools. 
  3. Factors for consideration: (a) the physical condition of the student who has the disease; (b) the expected type of interaction with others in the school setting; and (c) the impact on the student who has the clinical disease and others in that setting. 
  4. Educational opportunities for students who are infected with a bloodborne pathogen shall be protected. This shall include, to the extent that health permits attendance in regular class settings with all the rights, privileges, and services which are provided to the other students. 
  5. The sexual orientation of the student shall not constitute a request for medical evaluation. No student shall be required to provide information as to his/her sexual orientation. 
  6. The student who is excluded from school for a secondary communicable disease must provide, at the student's expense, a current medical evaluation of non-communicable status in order to provide reentry to school. 
  7. If a medical determination has been made to permit a student with a bloodborne pathogen to remain in the school setting, the student will not be discriminated against. 
  8. Having a bloodborne pathogen is the specific concern of the student, the parents, and/or legal guardians. 
    1. Test results should never be disclosed to any third party without written consent of the patient and/or parents/guardians. 
    2. Records containing the information shall be kept separate from other school records. 
    3. Records containing this information shall be kept in a secured location. 
    4. The Superintendent or designee must maintain the confidential records. 
    5. The rights of the individual to privacy must be assured at all times. 
    6. People infected with a bloodborne pathogen may develop immunodeficiency which increases their risk of severe complications from most infections; therefore, the parent(s)/gurardian(s) of the student should consult with their healthcare provider and the county or state health officer regarding medical immunization exemptions. 

Adopted 1/9/89
Revised 8/13/90, 7/1/93, 6/28/99, 6/15/09


Administrative Regulation for Chapter VIII, Section 15, Health and Safety of Students - (Administration of Medication)

These administrative regulations are developed as guidelines for implementation of the Board Policy for Medication Administration in LCSD1.  Any necessary adjustments to these administrative regulations are coordinated by the head nurse of LCSD1.  Adjustments to procedures and guidelines may be necessary according to, but is not limited to, new recommendations from guiding organizations, new laws, new drug information or standards of practice.   Safety of medication administration will be directed by the school nurse under these administrative regulations.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION IN LCSD1 WILL BE STANDARDIZED AND WILL INCLUDE, AS A MINIMUM: 

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS
    1. All medications given to students under the age of 18 in LCSD1 must have an authorization completed by parent/guardian. 
    2. Students over the age of 18 who have a legal guardian are required to have a completed authorization.
    3. Authorization for Medications when requested by the parent/legal guardian shall include the following information:
      1. Name of student
      2. Name of the medication
      3. Name of the healthcare provider, if prescription medication
      4. Time to be administered
      5. Dosage
      6. Frequency
    4. All medication administration in LCSD1 must be done by the school nurse or designated “friends”.
    5. Authorizations to administer medications in LCSD1 must be completed each school year.
    6. Authorization in secondary schools for Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, antacid tablets and cough drops may be signed upon entering 7th grade and does not require renewal each year.
    7. Students may not self-carry medications on school premises except for medications for life-threatening emergencies as covered under law or insulin as determined by the student’s health care plan. 
    8. Secondary students may carry emergency medications without permission from the healthcare provider. Under these circumstances, parents/guardians are encouraged to collaborate and communicate student needs with the school nurse. 
    9. Neither the District, nor any of its personnel, shall be responsible for medicine taken by a student without the knowledge of school personnel.  
    10. Sharing of any medications by students is considered against the district drug policy and instances will be investigated, as needed.
  2. CRITERIA FOR ALL MEDICATIONS
    1. Responsibilities of School Nurses
      1. Safety of medication administration shall be directed by school nurses under the authority of School Board Policy, Administrative Regulations and Nursing Guidelines.
    2. Requirements for Orders from healthcare providers 
      1. Medication orders must be written by healthcare providers who are licensed to prescribe medication. 
      2. A prescription filled by a licensed pharmacist serves as the healthcare provider order for the medication to be administered in the schools. 
      3. Sample medications should be accompanied by an order by the licensed healthcare provider and must be labeled with: the student’s name, dose, frequency of administration and the physician’s name.
      4. Any prescribed medicine must be delivered to the school nurse or office staff in the labeled pharmaceutical container within which it was originally prescribed. 
    3. Requirements for labeling of medications 
      1. All prescription medications shall be given only under the directions of the healthcare provider.  
      2. All prescription medicines must be stored in an original labeled bottle from a pharmacy which includes the following information: student name, name of medication, dose, frequency of administration, pharmacy name, physician name and the date the prescription was filled.
      3. All over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that are supplied by parents are labeled with student’s name and must be delivered to school personnel in the original container 
      4. Unless otherwise prescribed by a healthcare provider, dosages of over the counter medicines will be limited to age and weight appropriate doses as indicated on the label 
      5. Experimental drugs may not be used in the school without specific information supplied by the parent/guardian and the physician.
      6. Standard OTCs in Secondary Schools (acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, antacid tablets, cough drops) may be administered from a common source with parent permission.
    4. Requirements for expiration dates
      1. No medicines will be given from a container in which the expiration date has passed. 
    5. Requirements for security
      1. LCSD1 will provide secure storage of medications in the school setting, consistent with Department of Education Guidelines or any applicable requirements.
      2. Medications are stored in a locked cabinet in a room that is secured when school is not in session.
    6. Specific Requirements For Herbals And Supplements     
      1. Dietary supplements and herbal products are not regulated by the FDA for safety and dosages in children. These products will be held to the same standards as other prescription and over the counter medications in LCSD1. 
      2. Commercially prepared products must have dosages labeled for use in children by age and weight. Herbal or dietary supplement products may vary in dosage and strength according to companies who prepare the product.
      3. Homemade products, not made by commercial process, will not be administered at school. 
      4. Herbal medicines may be administered in schools by parents/guardians in the nurse’s office. 
      5. Parents/guardians will be counseled to give herbal/dietary products under their supervision at home.
  3. REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCUMENTATION
    1. A standard medication record of the administration of medication, as approved by Laramie County School District One, shall be maintained by the personnel administering the medication. 
    2. Records must be filled in completely with student name, grade, medication, dosage, medication time, as well as documentation of administration
    3. The standard medication record will be maintained as a part of the student's permanent health file according to school district policy. 
    4. The standard permission form (page 1) is completed by the parent/guardian prior to the start of any medication administration at school.  This consent portion of the record is developed by the legal counsel for LCSD1.
    5. Documentation of administration is completed by the school nurse or “friends” at the time the medication is given. This portion of the record (Yearly calendar, side 2) is revised through coordination by the head nurse.
    6. Medication records are organized and are confidential. Recommendation is to use a standard blue, three ring binders in each school.
    7. Each medication requires a medication record.
    8. Documentation is completed in pen only, not pencil
  4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND GUIDELINES FOR  “FRIENDS”
    1. In the absence of the school nurse, non-licensed school personnel, designated "friends", are permitted to administer medications.
    2. Principals/building administrators are responsible for delegating medication administration to “friends” during the absence of the school nurse.
    3. The school nurse works collaboratively with the principal to determine appropriate staff.
    4. The school nurse actively participates in this selection of the “friends”.  
    5. The school nurse monitors the competency and safety of the designated personnel in the performance of medication administration procedures. 
    6. All non-licensed personnel who assist in the administration of medications are required to attend a standardized training program offered by LCSD1 prior to assuming duties.
    7. School nurses conduct a yearly review of the guidelines for medication administration for the “friends”. This yearly review is documented and kept on file in the school nurse’s office.
    8. Designated "friends" are employees of Laramie County School District One. 
    9. Emergency situations that require the administration of any emergency medications including injectables (e.g. Rectal Diastat, Glucagon, Epi-pens) are covered by this statute and the designation of "friends". 
    10. Specialized training by the school nurse is required for “friends” for administration of emergency medications such as Rectal Diastat, Glucagon, Epi-pens 
    11. Students in PALS (Program for Adaptive Living Skills) classrooms, TLC (Therapeutic Learning Center) rooms, or with special needs will have designated "friends" to meet their individual needs.  Specific training of "friends" in these situations will be done by the school nurse with the cooperation of the parents/legal guardians.
  5. REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVISIONS FOR THE SELF-ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION FOR POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS, W.S. 21-4-310 
    1. W.S. 21-4-310 Requires Wyoming School Districts Boards to permit a student to possess and self-administer medication required for potentially life threatening conditions  
    2. The District Board shall permit a student to possess and self-administer within any school of the District medication required for potentially life threatening conditions if a standardized Form (NU#3) is completed containing applicable: 
      1. Parental verification that the student is responsible for and capable of self-administration and parental authorization for self-administration of medication required for potentially life threatening conditions. 
      2. Health care provider identification of the prescribed or authorized medication required for potentially life threatening conditions and verification of the appropriateness of the student's possession and self-administration of the medication required for potentially life threatening conditions.
    3. Secondary students may carry emergency medications without permission from the healthcare provider. Parents/guardians are encouraged to collaborate and communicate student needs with the school nurse
  6. REQUIREMENTS FOR STANDARDIZED TRAINING FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
    1. All non-licensed personnel, “friends”, who assist in the administration of medications are required to attend a standardized training program offered by LCSD1 prior to assuming the responsibility for administration of medications to students.
    2. The head nurse/school nurses of LCSD1 will train school personnel who have been delegated by the principals to administer medications in the absence of the school nurse.
    3. The standardized training program for medication administration will be the responsibility of the head nurse. 
    4. Updates will be provided by the school or head nurse to those trained, as necessary.
  7. SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
    1. Medication dosages
      1. Weight requirements: Secondary students must weigh more than>90# before they will be administered two regular strength acetaminophen (650mg.).
    2. Aspirin and Aspirin-Containing Products 
      1. Beginning 12/7/04 school nurses and “friends” of LCSD1 will not administer aspirin and aspirin-containing products to students.
      2. School nurses have access to a complete list of aspirin-containing products and will advise parents if they are brought to the schools.
      3. A specific, written physician order and physician request for aspirin or aspirin-containing products to be given at school will be considered only in instances where: 
        1. the physician documents that the student is being treated for a specific, severe disease process (e.g. arthritis, heart disease), and,
        2. the physician documents that  it  is medically necessary for school attendance, and 
        3. the student is free of flu-like symptoms.
    3. Schedules
      1. The school nurses of LCSD1 will strive to ensure that medications are dispensed to students in a timely manner 
      2. Students receiving medication at school will be responsible for coming to the office at the designated time.
      3. If after reminding and sending for the student multiple times, and the student chronically does not report for his medicine, the school nurse will develop a plan for the student working in partnership with the student’s parent/guardian.
      4. Routine times of administration:Administration of medications is generally before or after each lunch
        1. Medications that are requested to be given before and after school must have the nurse’s approval
        2. When a medicine is ordered three times per day, parents/guardian are asked to give doses before, after school and at bedtime. 
        3. When a medicine is ordered four times per day, one dose will be given at school
        4. Parents/guardians may request a variance in times from the school nurses under special circumstances
        5. On days when there are only half days of school, students will be sent home without their medicine, unless the parent/guardian makes prior arrangements.
    4. Field Trips
      1. Specialized accommodations for medication administration may be made by the school nurse for field trips including exemption of the requirement for the training course if specific directions are given to the teacher.
    5. Medication Errors
      1. Definition of medication error will include, but not limited to:
        1. Missed dosage
        2. Wrong doseWrong student
        3. Wrong medicine
        4. Wrong route
      2. If a “friend” believes a medication error has been made, an immediate referral is made to the
         school nurse.
      3. Variance in times of medication administration will be evaluated by the school nurse.
      4. If the school nurse determines a medication error has been made, interventions may be necessary and may include:
        1. Parents/guardian of the student (s) involved and principal is notified immediately by the school nurse for any error needing further action.
        2. School nurse calls physician 
        3. An accident report is completed ASAP to document incident, conversation with parents/guardian, physician and any remedial steps taken.
        4. School nurse follows up on what caused the error and how to prevent.
        5. Any error causing potential harm will be reported to the head nurse ASAP
    6. Disposal Of Prescription Medicines
      1. Every effort will be made to return unused medicines to the parent/guardian. Disposal will be done at the end of the school year or ASAP.
      2. Medicines are disposed of according to guidelines from the regulating authorities such as the State Board of Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) or the Board of Health.
      3. Data is recorded on a standard form:
        1. Date
        2. Student name
        3. Medication
        4. Number of pills
        5. Name of Pharmacy
        6. Prescription number
        7. Signature of person destroying pills
        8. Signature of witness
      4. Witness must be available and sign. Witnesses are recommended to be another school nurse, teacher or principal.
      5. Disposal is done according to current recommendations: do not flush medications down the toilet. Medications are dissolved in water and poured into kitty litter, packaged and discarded in municipal garbage.
      6. Record of disposal is kept on file in the medication book or other secure place in the nurse’s or head nurse’s office.

Adopted 8/13/90
Revised 7/19/06, 7/18/07, 6/15/09, 5/7/12

Administrative Regulation For Chapter VIII, Section 15 – Health And Safety Of Students (Student Physical Activity, Nutrition And Wellness)

Student Physical Activity

  1. Physical education classes and physical activity opportunities will be available for all students.
  2. The District will provide opportunities for staff development on physical activities that will enhance student academic achievement in the classroom.
  3. Students (K-12) should strive to meet the 2005 Guidelines from NASPE:
    1. Students should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age appropriate physical activity on all, or most days of the week.
    2. Children should participate in several bouts of physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more each day.
    3. Children should participate each day in a variety of age-appropriate physical activities designed to achieve optimal health, wellness, fitness and performance benefits.
    4. District will provide suggested methods of incorporating movement/activity into the classroom.

Vending, School Stores and Concession Stands

  1. Vending, school stores and concession stands will not sell pop or candy prior to or during the school instructional day.
  2. Vending, school stores and concession stands will offer healthy snacks. District will develop and maintain a list of these approved healthy snacks.

Student Nutrition Education

  1. District has a curriculum approach to nutrition in K-12. Health benefits of good nutrition will be emphasized.
  2. Nutrition education, healthy eating and physical activity will be actively promoted via marketing materials (posters, table tents, brochures, flyers) and through the local media.
  3. Nutrition education opportunities for parents/staff will be encouraged and will include a variety of activities/topics.
  4. Nutrition education will be incorporated into the District cafeterias.

School Lunch/Breakfast

  1. Schools will provide appealing and attractive meals with a variety of fruit and vegetable offerings each day.
  2. Nutrient analysis will be available for all items upon request.
  3. Fat content of secondary entrees will be posted daily. Elementary menus will indicate which of the two (2) entrée selections is the lower fat choice.
  4. Lunch will be available at all Laramie County School District Number One schools with an enrollment of at least fifty (50) students.
  5. Breakfast will be available at all Laramie County School District Number One schools that can maintain a daily breakfast participation of at least forty (40) students per day.
  6. Universal classroom breakfast will be offered to any school where 65% of the student population qualifies for free/reduced price meals.
  7. Free after school snacks will be offered to all students in Title 1 schools who are enrolled in after school enrichment programs.

Other Healthy School Based Activities

  1. Schools will be encouraged to not use food as reward or punishment. Schools will be provided a list of alternative reward suggestions.
  2. Students will be strongly encouraged to actively participate in recess.
  3. Students will have adequate time to eat, relax and socialize at breakfast and lunch. The recommendation is at least 10 minutes after sitting down for breakfast and 20 minutes after sitting down for lunch.
  4. Student adequate mealtime shall not be interrupted by other academic activities unless the meal is available during the academic activity.
  5. Students will have convenient access to hand washing facilities (water, soap, hand sanitizer) for use prior to consuming meals.
  6. Foods intended for immediate consumption will not be sold as a fundraiser prior to and during the school day.
  7. Except for baked goods, schools will prohibit the distribution and service of food items prepared in individual homes prior to and during the school day.
  8. Parents/staff will be provided a list of suggested healthy snacks that could be used for classroom parties.

Student Wellness Committee

  1. Laramie County School District Number One will establish and utilize a Student Wellness Committee. The Nutrition Services Program Administrator and the Health, Physical Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator will co-chair this committee.
  2. Student Wellness Committee members may include District employees: administrative personnel, nurses, nutrition services, teachers, health and wellness coordinator, and representatives from the community to include parents, students and interested community members.
  3. The Student Wellness Committee will develop an assessment tool to measure implementation of the student wellness policy.
  4. The Student Wellness Committee will prepare an annual report for the Board of Trustees and public on the progress toward meeting the wellness goals outlined in the wellness policy.

Adopted 7/19/06

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