Taking Medications at School
Providing medical care to a student is the responsibility of the parent or guardian and should not be assumed by the school. Parents/guardians should make every effort to avoid the necessity of administering medications during the school day or during school-supervised extracurricular activities through arranging dose times around school hours or other methods discussed between the parent, licensed prescriber and Registered Nurse.
The District and its employees assume no responsibility regarding any abuse or misuse of medication carried by a student.
When the administration of medication is necessary during school hours, the following rules and procedures shall apply regarding the administering of prescription or over-the-counter medications to students:
- Is a doctor's permission required?
- What is the parent or guardian's responsibility?
- What forms need to be completed?
- What is the student's responsibility?
- Can my child keep the medication on them?
- How should the medicine be sent to school?
- Will the nurse keep track of when refills are needed?
- When can a student carry their own medication?
- Where will extra medicine be stored?
- Can my student take over-the-counter medicine?
- When should medicine be picked up?