Medications at School

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.
  • Homeopathic medications will only be accepted if the authorization to administer medication form is signed by a health care provider.
Last Modified on October 30, 2010
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