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.
Immunization Requirements
District Nurse Website - Student Health Forms
Food Allergies
Leander ISD food allergy action plans will be individualized to all students who have food allergies. Once notified of the student's allergy, a working partnership with students, parents, student's physician, school nurse and other Leander ISD personnel, as appropriate, begins the foundation for the development of an individual health plan (IHP).
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Lice Protocol
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Texas Department of Health support that there is little evidence that exclusion from school reduces the transmission of head lice (Texas Department of State Health Human Services, 2007). Head lice are common for children ages 3-12. Head lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease.
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Mosquitoes and 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.

Zika virus is primarily spread to people through mosquito bites. The virus can be spread from mother to child. Spread of the virus through blood transfusion and sexual contact has also been reported.

Most people infected with the virus have mild or no symptoms. For those who do develop symptoms, illness is generally mild and typically lasts a few days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).

More information about Zika | En español

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 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.