• COUNCIL ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Medication Policy

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    Prescribed medications which are necessary for the health of a child may be administered during the school day. It is recommended that, whenever possible, all medications be administered at home by the parent or guardian. The first dose of any new medication should always be administered at home to ensure close observation of any adverse reaction. If your physician decides it is necessary for your child to receive a medication during school hours, the parent or guardian may request that the school nurse administer the physician prescribed medication at scheduled times. The following school district policies apply to all medications brought to school:

    • The "Permission to Administer Medication (PDF)" form must be completed and signed by the physician and parent or guardian. This form must be signed for both prescription and over-the-counter medications.

    • Medication must be brought to school in the original pharmacy container with the current prescription label. Upon request, pharmacists can, prepare a duplicate container to be used for school.
       
    •  Medication must be brought to the schools by a responsible adult.
    • All medications must be brought directly to the health office. Students who have medications of any kind in their possession (in lunch boxes, school bags, etc.) may be considered in violation of the school district drug and alcohol policies and they be subject to disciplinary action.  A licensed registered nurse employed by the school district shall be the only district employee responsible for the administration of medications.

    • All medications are kept in the health office in a locked cabinet. 

           * ALL emergency medications are kept in a labeled unlocked cabinet hanging on wall for emergency access.

    PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE IN YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL IN WRITING IF YOU DO NOT WISH YOUR CHILD TO RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING ORAL MEDICATIONS IF THEY VISIT THE HEALTH OFFICE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:

    1. Tums or Maalox for upset stomach- One or two tablets every 2-4 hours PRN
    2. Throat Lozenge- One lozenge as needed for cough /sore throat
    3. Chloraseptic spray/gargle- As a gargle, diluted or undiluted.
    4. Coca Cola syrup- 2 tsp. PRN nausea