We attempt to discourage the administration of medication in the schools. However, if your physician decides it is necessary for your child to receive a medication during the school day, his or her approval and specific directions must be provided to the school.
A Medication Permission Form is REQUIRED for the administration of both prescription and non-prescription drugs during school hours. Both parent and physician signatures are required before the school nurse can administer medication. The only exception to this requirement is for acetaminophen, calcium carbonate, diphenhydramine, naproxen , and ibuprofen. School district standing orders allow the nurses to administer these medications at their discretion.
Medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, should be brought to school by parent or guardian in a container labeled by a pharmacist or physician.
Labels should include:
- Name of student
- Name of medication
- Time to be given
- Physician’s name
- To protect your child and other students, the student may not keep medication with them unless they have permission to self-carry emergency medications.
- In compliance with School Board Policy No. 210, all medication must be brought to the nurse’s office or the main office by the parent/guardian or by another designated adult.
- Students are expected to come to the Health Room at the appropriate time to take their medication.
- Parent/guardian must come to school to pick up any medication that is being returned.
- Both parent and physician signatures are required to permit the nurse to administer the medication.
- Signatures are NOT required for acetaminophen, calcium carbonate/simethicone, diphenhydramine, ibuprofen and naproxen.