Medication PolicyIt is the belief of the Board of Education that medication should be administered at home. However, under certain conditions, it is in the best educational and health interests of the child to take prescribed medications during the school day.We are asking for your cooperation regarding giving medication in the schools. Due to the responsibility placed upon staff for giving the correct medications, we ask that you comply with the following guidelines:
- The prescription medication must be prescribed and signed by your child's health care provider. Medications to be given two and three times a day are not routinely given at school.
- A new written order form must be presented for any changes of any medication.
- A Parent and/or Guardian must sign parental permission on the physicians order sheet. Medication Consent Form
- The medication is to be brought to school by the parent or other responsible adult in a properly labeled container from the pharmacy. You may want the pharmacist to label two containers; one for the school and one to keep at home. Medications will not be sent home with students.
- The student is responsible for coming to the health office or to the designated person to take the medication.
- Non-prescription medications, including aspirin substitutes, will be dispensed by health office personnel to students who have written permission from their parent or guardian to receive medication at school, as needed, for a maximum of three consecutive days. To ensure that use of this medication is not masking symptoms of a serious condition in student, a doctor's order must be submitted to the school health office for administration beyond this three day period. In order to minimize the possibility of a drug overdose, no-prescribed medications will not be dispensed during the first and last hours of the school day.
- Please pick up your child's medication at the end of the school year. Any medications left over will be discarded.
- A new medication order form is required for each school year.
- Cough drops are considered medications and students are not allowed to carry these with them at school.