Kristine Cooper, BSN, RN
Clinic Hours: 7:45am-3:45pm
BISD school nurses are proud to be a part of your child’s education. Success in school is directly related to the good health and emotional well-being of each student. Although primary responsibility for the care of children lies with parents, BISD school nurses are here to assist and support parent’s efforts to maintain good health in their children. School nurses do not diagnose. We assess and make recommendations based on that assessment. We are always happy to have you call with questions and concerns or stop in and visit about your child’s health. Our goal is to educate all children beginning in elementary school to take control of their own health care management, so they can grow up strong and independent.
Students should remain home when they have a fever of 100 or above. They should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducers. They should stay home if they are vomiting, have diarrhea, have an undiagnosed rash, have uncontrolled asthma, or have untreated pink eye. Students must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours before they return to school. If you are not sure you should keep your child home please do not hesitate to call and speak with your school nurse before you come in.
When your child returns to school after an illness they must bring a note from a Parent/Legal Guardian or doctor. Please take the note to the Attendance Clerk.
When a student becomes ill or is injured at school and needs to go home, parents are notified. If they cannot be reached and the situation requires medical attention beyond our resources, it may be necessary to send the student to the hospital emergency service for needed care until the parents can be reached. Parents are responsible for emergency care costs.
Parents should keep the school informed of changes to contact information so the school can reach you as necessary. Parents should supply the school with information concerning current special health problems that are under the care of a physician.
Medications are not given at school without parent consent. All medications (Prescription and Non-prescription) must be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian. For more information regarding medication administration at school, contact your school nurse or see the student handbook. For more information regarding all Health Services, see the BISD student handbook, pages 76-81.
Kristi Cooper, RN
BISD Health Services
Brazoria County Health Department