North Texas school district policies on repellent



Posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 29 at 4:11 PM

As West Nile continues to be a concern in North Texas, WFAA checked with area school district to see what their policies are on bringing insect repellent to schools. Here is what we found:

Districts that do not allow repellent in the classrooms:

  • PLANO ISD: Parents put on repellent before they leave home; students who bring products to school must check it with the nurse
  • ARLINGTON: Put on repellent before leaving home

Districts that allow repellent:

  • HIGHLAND PARK: Students may bring insect repellent to school to use as necessary
  • FORT WORTH: Students can bring repellent
  • CARROLLTON: Repellent will be allowed. It be handled like over-the-counter medication; nurses will administer if the student has a note and repellent will now be allowed in classroom

Not known:

  • DALLAS: Not sure of policy; no one was available to find out