EISD Medication Policy Highlights
Parents, please bring all medication to the school nurse. Students in grades K-8 are not allowed to bring medications to school (see last paragraph for exceptions).
The law does not permit a school nurse to administer a medication unless:
A parent's permission form is valid for 2 weeks. A physician's signature is required for medication that must be kept in the clinic longer than 2 weeks.
Children with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, seizures and allergy with risk of anaphylaxis) are required to provide a care plan (e.g., Action Plan or Emergency Care Plan) that has been completed and signed by your child's physician and a parent. Please bring this form and your child's medications to me before the first day of school and save a little time to chat. I'd like both of us to feel confident that I have all the information I need to take good care of your child.
The law permits students to self-carry and self-administer medications for asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis if a parent and physician check the authorization boxes on the care plans.
Marilyn Sansom, R.N., B.S.N. firstname.lastname@example.org
(512) 732-9185 - direct line
(512) 732-9189 - fax
My children attended Barton Creek Elementary many years ago, and I was inspired by their school nurse, Bonnie Buchholtz, to become a school nurse myself. To gain pediatric experience, I worked ten years for some of Austin's finest pediatricians (Dr. Mike Bayer, Dr. Jack Louis, Dr. Leighton Ellis, Dr. Erica Sharp & Dr. Rebecca Sperling). I began my school nursing career in 2012 at Eanes Elementary, a school I love, but I couldn't resist transferring "home" to Barton Creek in 2016. I am thrilled to be your school nurse and will do my best to keep your children safe, healthy and feeling loved.
I was born in Michigan, grew up in Abilene and moved to Austin in 1974 as a freshman at UT. I met my future husband in government class. Hook 'em! I graduated from UT with highest honors in 1978 and married Don Sansom in 1980. Our children, Sarah and Collin, graduated from WHS in 2004 and 2006. I am blessed to work with my talented daughter, the permanent sub here at BCE. We visit our son, Collin, and his wife, Katie, in Ft. Worth as often as we can. They are expecting a baby boy in July (our first grandchild). We also love to visit my parents in Lakeway. In my spare time, I love to garden, knit, make stained glass mosaics and walk our dog.
I have a sweet memory of my mother reading Ozma of Oz to me after I was injured riding my bicycle, so I keep children's books in the clinic as a distraction for sick children. As your school nurse, I hope to work with you to keep your children safe and empowered with knowledge for a healthy future. I welcome your calls and emails. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your son or daughter.
Marilyn Sansom (rhymes with "ransom")