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" form below 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 to the health office.
Students who have medications of any kind in their possession (in lunch boxes, school bags, etc.) are considered in violation of the school district drug and alcohol policies and they may 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.
If a licensed registered nurse is unavailable to administer the medication on a time schedule determined by the student's physician, a care plan will be developed by the school nurse, and parent or guardian, to ensure that the dosage is administered as scheduled.
All medications are kept in the health office in a locked cabinet.
Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen, for which the district has a standing order from the district physician, will be administered to students in grades 7 through 12, with the permission of the parent or guardian as noted in the Home Access Center.Click here to access the permission to medicate form: Permission to Medicate .
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