Health & Safety
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437)
toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Livingston Parish Public Schools now offers our community a safe and anonymous way to report school threats via web or telephone. To anonymously report a school threat please visit our website. Click on the link to access the site.
Livingston Parish Public Schools require the following forms must be on file in your child’s health records BEFORE we begin to give any medicine at school.
1. Signed authorization form by the parent or guardian to give medicine.
2. Signed medication order. The written order form should be taken to your child’s licensed prescriber (your child’s physician or dentist) for completion and returned to the school office. This order must be renewed if there are any changes in dosage, time, or medication and also at the beginning of each school year.
a) Medicine should be delivered to the office either by you or a responsible adult whom you designate (never the student). It must be in a container with a label from the pharmacy. Please ask your pharmacy to provide a separate bottle for school and home use. No more than a thirty-five-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school. The parent or guardian is responsible for breaking the tablet in half when needed before delivering to the school. School personnel are not allowed to break tablets in half. Parents are responsible for picking up the empty medicine bottle. The student will not be allowed to carry the container home.
b) No “over the counter” medication such as Tylenol, aspirin, cough medicine, etc., can be given at school without a doctor’s order and a prescription label. When your child needs medicine to be given during the school day, please act quickly to follow these policies so that we can begin giving the medicine as soon as possible.
c) If a student is prescribed a new medication, they must remain at home for 12 hours after the first dose to be observed for adverse reactions.
WHENEVER POSSIBLE MEDICATION SHOULD BE GIVEN AT TIMES OTHER THAN SCHOOL HOURS.