Medication Administration in School

Parents/guardians and physicians are encouraged to schedule all necessary student medications to be administered during non-school hours whenever possible. If a student must take medication during the school day, medication will be administered in the nurse’s office per the district policy.

  • All medications to be administered during the day must have orders written by a licensed prescriber. The order must be written for the current year and expires at the end of the school year, if not sooner. A new order is required if there is a change in dose, time, or medication. All changes must be documented by a licensed prescriber.
  • Both prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications must have signed consent from a parent/guardian.
  • Treatments that are not FDA-approved will not be administered in school.
  • In the absence of a nurse, an alternative staff member will be trained in medication administration, except for times when a nursing assessment is necessary.
  • Medications must be kept locked at all times, except for emergency medications (epinephrine auto-injectors, inhalers, and glucagon)
  • Prescription medications must be delivered to the clinic by an adult.
  • All medication must be in the original container labeled with the student’s name, name of licensed prescriber, date ordered, dosing instructions, name of the medication, pharmacy contact information, and expiration date.
  • No more than a 30-day supply will be accepted.
  • At the end of the school year, ALL medications must be picked up by the parent/guardian from the nurse’s office no later than the last day of school. Any medication left in the nurse’s office will be destroyed.
  • Parents are responsible for providing all medical documentation and medications, especially emergency medications. Students will be subject to exclusion from field trips if emergency medications or supporting medical documentation are not provided by parent/guardian.
  • Narcotics will not be administered to students during the school day.
  • Students who require snacks for medical reasons must have orders written by a licensed prescriber. Parents/guardians will be responsible for providing non-perishable snacks. All snacks must be eaten in the nurse’s office. 
  • Sunscreen is not applied unless medically necessary and prescribed by a licensed prescriber. Your student must be able to self-apply.
  • Seasonal allergy medication is not administered in schools. We ask that this be managed at home.
  • The nurses do not provide cough drops to students due to concerns about choking hazards for younger students and the increased incidence of food allergies.

Prescription Medication Form

Medication Prescribed Parent/Guardian permission form

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication Authorization Form (Tylenol, Motrin, Tums)