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Asthma

Asthma is the leading chronic illness among children and adolescents in the United States. Our goal at Highland Park Independent School District is to keep your student safe while your student is at school. The Asthma Action Plan is in accordance with HB 1688 which passed during the 2001 Texas Legislative Session. This bill allows student to self-administered asthma medication(s) while at school or school functions with permission from parents and physicians. Although we do have a small supply of emergency medications, the medication is for emergency use only, which may require 911 to be called. Parents are encouraged to bring back-up Asthma medication to the clinic, as well as students to carry their own inhaler, especially if they're in Athletics. A written doctor's activity restriction note will be required for any student who cannot participate fully in his/her physical education class.