Medications at School

At times, it may be necessary for a student to take medication during the school day. If a medication must be administered by school personnel, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Written authorization by parent for both prescription and non-prescription medications.

  2. Written instructions and authorization from a physician for prescription drugs including dosage and frequency.

  3. All medications, prescription and non-prescription, must be in their original containers. Prescription medication containers should include the physician's name and pharmacy.

  4. Medication that is not FDA approved will not be administered in school.

  5. Students are only allowed to take medication in school when it is administered by the school nurse in the health office.

Exceptions include:

  • Secondary students with asthma are allowed to carry inhalers.  Elementary students should keep their inhalers in the health office unless specific written permission to carry the inhaler is received from the physician and the parent/guardian.  The student also needs to demonstrate competency in administering.

  • Secondary students may also possess and use non-prescription pain relief after a written authorization from the parent/guardian is received in the health office.

Compliance with the conditions listed above must be renewed each year.