In order for medication to be administered to a student at the school, all of the following conditions must be met:
- Completion of authorization form for the administration of medication at school by the parent and physician. This must include the condition for which the medication is to be given, name, dosage, route, and specific instructions for emergency treatment. Note: the following require parental/guardian authorization only: cough drops, suntan lotion, cream to treat bug bites, cold medicine for no longer than five days, oral topical anesthetics, and saline nasal mist.
- Medication must be delivered to the school and picked up by the parent/guardian or other responsible adult.
- Medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled container or a sealed and labeled package. The pharmacy can provide a second labeled container for school use.
- An appropriate measuring device must accompany all liquid medication.
- A separate form is required for each medication.
- Parents must pick up medicine at the end of the school year or it will be thrown away.
The Parent Notification letter and blue Request for Medication to be Taken During School Hours forms are located in the back of the Parent Handbook.