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Administering Medication to Students

Medications In School

Administering medication to students remains the responsibility of parents and should, if at all possible, be given at home. Any pupil required to take medication during the regular school day must comply with the following:

  • All medications must have written orders from a physician detailing the name of the drug, dosage, and time interval. These orders must be renewed annually.
  • The parent / guardian must complete the school district’s form requesting that the school comply with the physician’s orders.
  • Medication must be brought to school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or the physician.

The school district retains the authority to reject complex requests for the administration of medication. Direct communication with the health office is essential for full comprehension of the student’s total problem. View the Medication Authorization form.