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Prescription Medication

In the event that students must take prescribed medication during the school day, the following guidelines are to be observed:

  • Parents should determine with their physician's counsel whether the medication schedule can be adjusted to avoid administering medication during school hours.
  • A Medication Request and Authorization form must be filed with the respective building principal before the student will be allowed to begin taking any medication during school hours.  This written and signed request form is to be submitted on an annual basis.
  • All medications to be administered during school hours must be registered with the principal's office.  Upon receipt of the medication the school nurse shall verify the amount of medication brought to the school and indicate that amount on the student medication log sheet.
  • Medication that is brought to the office will be properly secured.  Medication may be conveyed to school directly by the parent.  Two to four weeks supply is recommended.
  • For each prescribed medication, the container shall have a pharmacists's label with the following information:
    • Student's Name
    • Physician's Name
    • Date
    • Pharmacy Name and Telephone
    • Name of Medication
    • Prescribed Dosage and Frequency
    • Special Handling and Storage Directions
  • At no time shall medication be administered in dosage that exceeds that listed in the Physician's Desk Reference, unless requested dosage is verified by the physician.
  • Any unused medication unclaimed by the parent will be destroyed when the prescription is no longer to be administered or at the end of the school year.
  • A medication administratoin log will be kept for each prescribed medication.
Over-the-Counter Medication
A student may be allowed to possess and self-administer an over-the-counter medication upon the written authorization of the parent.  The parent must complete an "Authorization for Nonprescribed Medication and Treatment" form and submit to the school office for filing in the student's records.

Students in possession of medication without the proper authorization are subject to disciplinary action by the principal.

Dispensing of nonauthorized, over-the-counter medication is prohibited.