Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/19/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: 18.3 Review updates to Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5141.21 Administration of Medication
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
File Attachment:
Redlined Board Policy 5141.21.pdf
Redlined AR 5141.21.pdf
Proposed AR 5141.21.pdf
Proposed Board Policy 5141.21.pdf
Summary: Updates are proposed to board policy and administrative regulation 5141.21 in response to a 2013 court decision a recent increase in opioid overdoses in the United States.
In 2013, the California Supreme Court agreed with plaintiffs’ interpretation of state law to allow school personnel, who are not nurses, to volunteer and be trained to help children with the insulin they need to survive and thrive at school. Due to an extreme shortage of nurses available for the school setting, a change to policy, that aligns to California law is being proposed. The update would enable the District to hire and/or contract with a larger pool of people trained to give insulin.
A 2017 change to California Education Code 49414.3 allowed school districts, to provide emergency naloxone hydrochloride or another opioid antagonist to school nurses or trained personnel who have volunteered who may use it to provide emergency medical aid to persons suffering, or reasonably believed to be suffering, from an opioid overdose. This update would enable the District to secure naloxone and train volunteers to administer it in order to offer this potentially life saving intervention. This update will be brought back to the board for approval at a future meeting.
Funding: None
Fiscal Impact None
Recommendation: Review updates to Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5141.21 Administration of Medication.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Linda C Pete - Administrator, Student Services
Signed By:
Felicia Stuckey-Smith - Director Student Services
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. John Rubio - Chief Human Resources
Signed By:
Cesar Alvarado - General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent