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Student Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my cell phone or other electronic devide to school?

See BYOT policy.

Can I bring medications to school?

The procedures for administering medications in the school setting comply with State law requirements. The term medicine refers to prescription medicines and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines such as cough syrup, antihistamines, Tylenol, or ointments. Trained unlicensed school personnel are permitted to administer only oral or inhalant medicines, topical ointment for diaper rash, and emergency medications. Students who fail to adhere to the Administering Medications at School guidelines and have in their possession prescription and/or non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicines subject themselves to disciplinary procedures as outlined by the Bossier Parish School Board policies.        

The following requirements must be met by a parent/guardian who requests that medications be administered to a student at school. The form can be obtained from your school, school nurse (549-7250), or the Bossier Parish Schools website www.bossierschools.org.  

1.     A signed consent and release of information form must be presented.

2.     A written medication order form must be completed and signed by the student’s licensed prescriber and returned to the school. Medication orders from physicians/dentists in Louisiana or adjoining states or from Louisiana licensed nurse prescribers will be accepted. This order must be renewed as needed and at the beginning of each academic year.

3.     A responsible adult (not a student) must bring medications to school.

4.     The maximum amount of medication kept at school is a thirty-five (35) day supply.

5.     Medication must be in the original labeled container, as dispensed by the pharmacist, and instructions on the label must be the same as the most current medication orders on file at the school.       

Parents should arrange for medicines to be given at home, when possible. For example, medicines ordered one (1) time per day may be taken before school. Medicines ordered three (3) times per day may be given before school, after school, and at night unless physician orders state otherwise. The initial dose of medicine should be given outside of the school jurisdiction, allowing twelve (12) hours for observation before the student returns to school.