Dumas ISD Clinical Guidelines for Pediculosis
School Health Information Page
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
Dumas ISD has a no-nit policy. Students may return to school after they have been treated with an effective pediculicide and all nits have been removed. Students have a maximum of 2 calendar days to return. Absences in excess of 2 days will be unexcused. For students with frequent infestations, no more than 10 absences per year will be excused. If frequent infestations result in excessive absences, the school may choose to seek assistance from Child Protective Services or to institute judicial proceedings. Students returning to school after treatment shall be examined by the nurse before they return to class and on a weekly basis for 3 weeks thereafter. If signs of reinfestation are noted, the child is excluded from school. School nurses shall take special care to review the correct treatment procedure with the parents. For the full Pediculosis District procedures click the link below:
Dumas ISD Clinical Guidelines for Pediculosis
Information regarding Tuberculosis
Please click the link below to access an information packet regarding Tuberculosis. For more information please contact the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - www.cdc.gov/tb
Information Packet regarding Tuberculosis
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
The purpose of this exposure control plan is to eliminate or minimize work-related exposure to bloodborne pathogens, particularly the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Knowledge about transmission of HIV and HBV and other disease-causing organisms is essential for personal protection and the prevention of the spread of illness in the school setting.
This exposure control plan is adopted to implement the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan required in Texas HB 2085, and the subsequent Health and Safety Codes (81.304) affected by this act.
Bloodborne Pathogen Plan
Documentation of Hepatitis B Immunization
Information for Parent on the H1N1 Virus
School Health Advisory Council
The SHAC duties include recommending:
The Dumas Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council is comprised of parents of students enrolled in the district, and district employees. The council meets a minimum of four times each year. To obtain more information about the council, contact the council chairperson, James Bussard at 935-6461.
Food Allergy Management
Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use - 2010
In the fall of 2009, Dumas ISD surveyed all 8th and 10th grade students utilizing the Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use.The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use is sponsored by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (TCADA) and implemented by the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University. Please click the link below for the results of the survey.
Dumas ISD Drug and Alcohol Use Survey Results
The following policies have been adopted to ensure elementary school and junior high school students engage in at least the amount and level of physical activity required by Section 28.002(1) of the Education Code:
Food & drink vending machines are not allowed on district property except for machines used in the district's foodservices program. (COC-R1)
The following policies and procedures have been adopted that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities:
DH (Legal and Local)
Student Code of Conduct
For information about Bacterial Meningitis please click here.
In response to national and state concern about the impact of bullying on students, recent Texas legislation has addressed the need for districts to develop anti-bullying policies and interventions. Further, the Texas legislature directed the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), to provide and annually update a list of best practice-based early mental health intervention and suicide prevention programs for implementation in general education settings.
The Bullying Prevention Toolkit was compiled and approved by the Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC) at their May 14, 2012 committee meeting. For more information about the TSHAC, go to www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/shadvise.shtm.
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