Medications in School

Medications in School

Medication may be administered during school hours as needed to maintain student health and/or participation in school.  Medications need to be in their original container, kept in the nurse’s office, and accompanied by a medication request form signed by the parent.  The necessary forms will be provided by the school nurse. The medication forms are for short term prescription (a period not to exceed 2 weeks), long term prescription (greater than 2 weeks), and over-the-counter non-prescription medications. Herbal medications cannot by administered by the school nurse. Students are not allowed to carry any medications in their backpack or on their person per district policy. Students are allowed to carry life saving emergency medications on them IF it has been approved by the parent, health care provider, school nurse and/or school administrator.