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Medications can only be dispensed in school when absolutely necessary for the well-being of the student. All medications must be kept in the Health Office unless special arrangements are made with the School Nurse for that building.

Prescription Medications

  • The school health service office must have a signed doctor’s order and authorization from the parent or legal guardian in order to administer prescription medication.
  • The doctor’s order and parent authorization must be renewed at the start of each school year.
  • All medication must be brought in the original container or prescription bottle, correctly labeled with the child’s name, type of medication, dose of the medication and instructions for administration.
  • The label on the prescription bottle must match the doctor’s order.
  • The health office will not cut pills. Pill cutting must be done by the pharmacist or parent.
  • The parent or other adult is responsible for bringing medication to the health office.

Non Prescription Medications

  • Grades K-5 – Non-prescription, over-the-counter medications are subject to the same requirements as prescription medications.
  • Grades 6-12 – Non-prescription, over-the-counter medications may be administered in school with a parent or guardian’s prior written authorization. Parents or guardians are responsible for their child’s supply of non-prescription medication. The medication must be in the original container that clearly identifies the medication.