Health Information for LISD Students and Parents
For your convenience, LISD has compiled the following important health information. We will continue to post the most current information available.
Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
Recent weeks have brought an increased number of West Nile Virus cases to the area. West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus. The county health departments have released the following important information to make the public aware of this concern.
General Information for Parents:
How can I prevent West Nile Virus? To protect yourself and your children, practice the 4 “Ds:”
· Try to stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are the most active.
· Use a DEET insect repellent up to 30 percent concentration.
· Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside (particularly during dusk and dawn).
· Routinely drain standing water in items surrounding your home such as flower pots, pet dishes, ruts and bird baths where mosquitoes can breed.
Parents are encouraged to pre-treat with mosquito repellant before a student comes to school. If you are concerned about the times between dawn and dusk, please consider dressing student in loose-fitting, long-sleeve shirts and long pants.
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance Plans
The district offers several voluntary low-cost student insurance coverage plans for parents or guardians who wish to purchase coverage for their children. It is available on line at www.texasmonarch.net For more information, please call 1-800-662-2778.
Public school districts are immune for bodily injury to students and the public (except for limited liability for negligent operation and use of a motorized vehicle) as provided in the Texas Tort Claims Act, section 101.001 et seq. of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code.