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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.
- With any dosage or prescription change and at the start of each school year, a new Medication Release form must be completed.
- 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, with the help of your physician, to work out a schedule to give medication outside school hours if possible.