MEDICINE AT SCHOOL:
Students may be permitted to take prescription or nonprescription medication at school or at school-sponsored activities on a temporary or regular basis when necessary.
District Administered Medication
Requests for the district to administer medication shall be made by the parent in writing.
Written instructions of the physician are required for all requests to administer prescription medication. Such instructions must include the following information: name of the student, name of the medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration and any special instructions. A prescription label meets the requirement for written instructions from the physician, if the information above is included. Written instructions of the parent that include the information above are required for all requests to administer nonprescription medication. All medication to be administered by the district is to be brought to school by the parent in its original container. Medication not picked up by the parent within five school days of the end of the medication period or at the end of the school year, whichever occurs first, will be disposed of by the district.
Students in grades 9-12 are permitted to self-medicate prescription and nonprescription medication upon written request of the parent and building principal permission. In the case of prescription medication, permission from the physician is also required. Such permission may be indicated on the prescription label. Other students who must carry medication may also be permitted to self-medicate when the necessary permission form and written instructions have been submitted.
All medication must be kept in its appropriately labeled, original container. The student’s name is to be affixed to nonprescription medication.
Students may have in their possession only the amount of medication needed for that school day. Sharing or borrowing medication is strictly prohibited.
Permission to self-medicate may be revoked if the student is found to be in violation of these requirements. Students may also be subject to disciplinary action.
Contact the school office for additional information and forms.