Whenever possible, medication should be given at home either before or after school hours. This minimizes the time a student must be away from the classroom. We understand, however, that there are times when it is necessary for students to take medication at school.
Medications fall under two categories: prescription and non-prescription (over-the counter). Both types require a medication permission form to be filled out with the following information before medication can be administered at school in accordance with school board policy #2780:
- First and last name of student
- Name of medication to be given
- Dosage, route and time to be given
- Physician signature (for all medications)
- Parent signature (for all medications)
- Medication forms are available in the school office or on the school website.
Important Information Regarding Medications:
- All medications must be brought into school in the original container and stored in the school office. Prescription medications must be brought into school in a current pharmacy-labeled container. If there is a change in the prescription or if the prescription is discontinued, documentation from the physician is required. Non- prescription medications including pain relievers, topical medications, eye drops and cough drops must also be brought into school and stored in the office with the appropriate paperwork.
- According to district policy and state guidelines, students are allowed to carry and self-administer certain medications at school, such as inhalers. Written permission from the parent or guardian and physician is required. Please contact the district nurse for more information.
- Medication cannot be stored in the school office over the summer months. It should be picked up at the end of the school year by a parent or guardian.