Required Immunization for Enrollment
A student entering Hardesty School for the first time shall present certification of immunization from a licensed physician, or authorized representative of the State Department of Public Health. The certification must show that the child has received or is in the process of receiving immunizations against DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), poliomyelitis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Varicella (or provide a statement of having had the Chicken Pox).
Legally, Hardesty School is not allowed to provide any form of medication for students unless specific guidelines are followed. They are as follows:
- A form must be submitted by the parent of the student giving the school their permission to dispense medication.
- The form must clearly state what medicine is to be administered.
- A log must be maintained as to the medicine dispensed and kept with the release form.
- Any medication brought to the school must be delivered to the Superintendent's office. The medication will be accompanied by written authorization from the parent, guardian, or person having legal custody that indicates the following: 1. Purpose of the medication 2. Time to be administered. 3. Termination date for administering the medication, and 4. Other appropriate information requested by the principal or the principal's designee.
- Prescription medication must be in a container that indicates the following: 1. Student's name, 2. Name and strength of medication, 3. Dosage and directions for administration, 4. Name of physician or dentist, 5. Date and name of pharmacy, and 6. Whether the child has asthma or other disability which may require immediate dispensation of medication.
- A student is allowed to self-administer their own asthma medication provided the parent or guardian has completed and signed the Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma Medication release. The parent or guardian is required to provide a written statement from the physician treating the student that has asthma, that the student is capable of self-administration of medication. The parent or guardian of the student must provide the school an emergency supply of the student’s medication. The district is to inform the parent or guardian, in writing, that the school district and its employees shall incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of medication by the student.