Schools rely on the cooperation of parents and guardians to safely and
effectively administer medication to their students at school. Below are the procedures and appropriate use of prescription and non-prescription medicines. Parents or guardians are responsible for:
supplying all medications (schools don’t supply medications for students)
transporting medication to and from school
completing all the required Medication Administration Forms provided by the school district
Requirements for all Medications
Parents/guardians must complete the Authorization to Administer Medication Form for
each medication. The form must be signed by the health care
provider and parent/guardian. Medication cannot be given
without the completed form. Parents/guardians must
bring all medications to the school office for the student.
Students can’t bring medication to school. Medication can’t be
transported on school district buses.
All medication must be in the original prescription bottle, container or package.
All over the counter
medications must be ordered by the physician and have a
pharmacy label per district policy.
Directions on the
authorization to administer medication form must match the
directions on the prescription label/bottle/container.
If half doses have
been prescribed, the parent/guardian must break medication
tablets in half before bringing to the school.
Medication which is to
be given three times a day should be given at home before
school, after school and at bedtime if at all possible.
medications will only be accepted if the authorization to administer
medication form is signed by a health care provider.