Medication Policy

  • person  Please reference School Board Policy 210.300 for full medication policy information. 


    Click Here for the Medication Form 


    Click Here for the Temporary Medication Form 


    Medication Administration during the School Day

    1. Parents/guardians have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. Medication should always be administered at home when possible. If a medical provider deems it necessary for medication to be given during the school day, the parent/guardian must provide the following information:
      • Written instructions/permission from a healthcare provider.
      • Written permission from the parent/guardian.
    2. Temporary medication given during the school day requires:
      • Written permission from the parent/guardian. 
    3. All medications must be in their original, labeled container.
    4. Parents/guardians are required to deliver controlled substance medications (such as Ritalin, Adderall, or narcotic pain relievers) directly to the school nurse. For their safety, students are prohibited from carrying any controlled substance medications at any time.
    5. Students must deliver any temporary medication to the school nurse upon arrival to the building. 
    6. Acceptable amounts of medication to be stored at school:
      • One-week supply for short term illness
      • Thirty-day supply for long term medical conditions
    7. Please notify the school nurse of any medication changes throughout the year. Changes to medications require written orders from a medical provider.


    Administering Standing Order Medications (Over-the Counter)

    Non-prescription medications will be administered by the nurse with:

    • Written permission from the parent/guardian on the annual health data sheet
    • Prescribed orders from the school district physician.



    1. Inhalers – Students may self-carry emergency inhalers with written permission from the healthcare provider and the parent/guardian. Students using inhalers during the school day must report to the nurse’s office for evaluation immediately following use.
    2. Emergency Medication -- Students may self-carry life-saving medications with written permission from the healthcare provider and the parent/guardian.