Student Illness

Procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure that proper attention is given to any student who becomes ill during the course of a school day.

A student who is ill and has been sent to the clinic shall not be returned to the classroom unless and until all other provisions for that student have been made. Every effort shall be made to contact the parent of the student who is ill or arrange for transportation home.

A student with a history of needless complaints and unnecessary visits to the clinic shall be referred to the principal and/or counselor for referral to other services or for a conference with the student's parent.

Accidents Involving Students

Emergency procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure proper attention for any student injured at school. Records shall be maintained on all accidents that require the attention of a medical doctor.

Emergency Treatment Forms

Each year, students and parents shall complete and sign a form that provides emergency information and authorizes school officials to obtain emergency medical treatment, as provided by law.

Administering Medication

No employee shall give any student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements of any type, except as provided below.


Employees authorized by the Superintendent or designee may administer to students:

Provided by Parent

Prescription medication in accordance with legal requirements. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]

Nonprescription medication, upon a parent's written request, when properly labeled and in the original container.

Herbal substances or dietary supplements provided by the parent and only if required by the Individualized Education Program or Section 504 plan of a student with disabilities.

Provided by District

Nonprescription medication provided on an emergency basis by the District and consistent with:

Protocols established by the District's medical advisor who must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas; and

Parental consent given on the emergency treatment form.


Except as permitted by Education Code 38.016, an employee shall not:

Recommend to a student or a parent that the student use a psychotropic drug;

Suggest a particular diagnosis; or

Exclude the student from a class or a school-related activity because of the parent's refusal to consent to psychiatric evaluation or examination or treatment of the student.

Venus ISD



DATE ISSUED: 1/12/2004