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Medication at School

Student medication is discouraged at school. Often, medication can be administered at home just before and after school. However, if it is necessary for your child to take medication during the school day, these district medication procedures must be followed:
  • All medications will be kept in the school office under the supervision of the school secretary, including "over the counter" medications. Pupils may not have medication in their possession or in the classroom without a specific doctor's written statement on file in the office to that effect.
  • All medications must be in the original containers - this includes Tylenol-type medications, throat lozenges, etc. Prescription medication must have the original pharmacy label, showing the name and telephone number of the pharmacy, the student's name, the name of the physician, the dosage, frequency, and method of administration.
  • A signed School Medication Authorization Form is needed for any medication (prescription or "over the counter") that your child may need at school. This form is available in the office or may be downloaded from the school's website. This form must be signed by both the parent and the child's doctor.
  • The administration of all medications will be supervised by the school secretary or other designated school personnel.
We realize that the requirement for a physician's signature and written directions may be burdensome, but this will help assure proper administration of any and all medications for students.