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Medication – how can my student be provided medication during school if necessary?

Students should not take medication (prescription or over-the-counter) during school hours or school-related activities unless it is necessary for their health and well-being. When a student’s licensed health-care provider and parent/guardian deem it necessary for the student to take a medication during school hours or school-related activities, the parent/guardian must request that the school dispense the medication to the child and otherwise follow the District’s procedures by submitting a complete Medication Authorization Form.

  1. Students are prohibited from carrying medications or keeping medications in their locker, with the exception of students authorized to self-carry/self-administer emergency asthma medication, an epinephrine auto-injector or insulin.
  2. The first dose of a medication must be administered at home.
  3. A Medication Authorization Form is required for all prescription and over-the-counter medication.
  4. Prescription medications should be provided in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy.
  5. Over-the-counter medications should be provided in the original packaging and clearly labeled with the student’s name.
  6. Controlled substance medications must be delivered to the health office by a parent/guardian or other responsible adult.
  7. Any medication left in the health office at the end of the school year will be appropriately disposed of.
  8. All medication authorizations forms must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.