District Medication Policy
Medication must be brought to school, by an adult, in the original container marked with a current prescription label. The label must state the time the medication is to be given at school (i.e. 12:00) rather than simply stating "three times a day"
Medication must be delivered to school by a parent or designated adult.
A medication consent form, completed and signed by the prescribing practitioner and also signed by a parent/guardian must be on file in the school office. With each change in dosage or medication, a new form must be completed.
Medication Consent Forms are available from this Web site, school offices, student handbook, and area health care clinics and emergency rooms.
Students K-12 may carry and use inhalers independently with written permission from both the prescribing practitioner and parent, as indicated on the Medication Consent Form .
Students K-12 may carry and self-administer epinephrine auto-injector with written permission from both the prescribing practitioner and parent, as indicated on the Medication Consent Form. Student must immediately inform a staff member if epinephrine auto-injector is used and the staff must immediately call 911.
Over-the-counter medications require a consent from the parent stating the name of medication; what condition it is to be given for; time(s) to be given; and the dosage to be given. If requested dosage exceeds package dose recommendations then a health practitioner consent is required.
Over-the-counter medication must be in its original manufacturers package (not a loose tablet in a baggie).
Over-the-counter consent forms are available from this Web site and in school offices.
Herbal or alternative medications are generally not dispensed in school, however, they may be dispensed following the prescription medication policy.