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Rules for Medications

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Please note: While there are specific requirements for parents and physicians regarding prescription medications, it is also important to be aware that students are not permitted to be in possession of over-the-counter (OTC) medications at any time. As with prescription medications, OTC medications require completion of written instruction from a physician.


If your child must take medication at school, please read this information carefully:

  • A Medication Release form must be completed each year and kept on file in the school office. Annual updates are required by law.
  • Students may not possess medication at school, walking to and from school, or on a school bus (exceptions are inhalers for asthma, diabetic medications and EPI PENS, as authorized by the physician on the Medication Release form, which is available in the school office).
  • Medication must be brought to school by a parent or adult representative in the original pharmacy container.
  • Over-the-counter drugs must also have a Medication Release form on file.
  • All medications must be kept in the office unless otherwise directed by the physician.
  • At the end of the school year or when a medication expires, a parent or adult representative must pick up unused medication.
  • All medication will be discarded if not picked up at the appropriate time.
  • A student may be subject to disciplinary action for the misuse of any medication.

The district’s school nurses serve several schools and are not available on a daily basis to administer medication. As a result, nonmedical staff on the campus will most often perform this function. Consequently, you are encouraged, to consult your physician, to work out a schedule to give medication outside school hours if possible.

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