Guidelines for Administering Medications at School

  • The school does not provide any medication, over-the-counter or prescription, for students.  If your child needs medicine, it must be provided by the parent/guardian using the below procedures.


    Students are not allowed to bring medicines to school except as directed below:

    • Any medication to be given at school must be sent in the pharmacy-labeled or drug-manufactured original container.
    • Prior to administering medication, a completed permission form signed by the child’s health care provider and the child’s parent/legal guardian must be on file in the school nurse’s office.
    • Each time a new or different medication must be administered at school, it must be accompanied by a new completed permission form.
    • It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to notify the school office in writing, signed by the parent or guardian, regarding any changes in dosage or times of administration.
    • One medication form per year shall suffice for medications which will be given on a long-term basis or those medications which must be administered in case of exposure to allergens, for example, adrenaline for bee stings.
    • Parents will be responsible to reclaim any unused medication within one week of the termination of treatment or the last day of school. After this time, any unused medications will be destroyed per district policy.
    • The school district or personnel will not be responsible for any adverse drug reaction when the medication has been given in the manner prescribed.

    **Permission forms for medication can be picked up in the front office of the school or on the Medication Administration at School Forms page located on the School Nurse website.

    Medications (including over-the-counter drugs) shall only be dispensed by the school nurse or designated school personnel in accordance with regulations developed for this policy.  All medication brought to school will be kept in the nurse’s office, unless specified otherwise by a physician for life-threatening conditions and administered to the designated student as directed by parents or a physician.