Temperature at School
- A child with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home and should not return to school until temperature is normal for 24 hours without Tylenol or other fever reducing medications.
- Lake County District doesn't give aspirin or Tylenol for an elevated temperature unless ordered by doctor.
- If a temperature is 103.8 or above and parent cannot be reached then the school will call 911 (at your expense) for medical attention for your child.
Prescription/Non-Prescription Medicine ( Fl Statute 1006.062):
- Established medication policies are included in the School Board Policy Manual, Pupil Code of Conduct, and the Health Manual located at each school.
- The Parent/Guardian must bring all medication to school and a Lake County Medical Authorization form Completed. Prescription Medicine Form (MIS 61D001) Non Prescription Medicine (MIS 61D003)
- Medicine should be taken at home unless ordered by doctor to be taken during school hours. All medicine ( prescription and non prescription) should be in an original container with current dare, clear directions for the time and dosage. The prescription label MUST NOT be modified.
- Medical procedures ( i.e. Nebulizer, glucose, Epipen, etc) must have Medical Procedure Form (MIS 52A004) completed by your doctor, written parental consent and training of the staff before procedure can be performed at school.
- If pills must be cut in half, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and not that of Lake County School personnel. If the child requires a liquid then it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to provide a graduated medication spoon or cup.
- Non-Prescription medication may be given for 72 consecutive hours once in a school year with parental authorization. It is not to exceed the recommended dose without a doctor's prescription. If it is required beyond this time then a doctor's written order with parental authorization must be provided.
- Non-Prescription medicine must be FDA approved and in the original sealed container.
- Lake County Schools may not administer and the students may not carry the following non prescription medications: Cold remedies, throat sprays, herbs, vitamins, cough drops, cough syrup. Eye, ear or nose medications. Medicated and non medicated chapstick or Blistex.
- Students MAY carry an asthma inhaler if the principal has a doctor's written statement and a parent's written consent that the student needs to carry the inhaler and self administer. Student must still have a prescription medicine form.