If it is necessary for a student to receive medication during school hours, parents should contact the school for more information on the medication policy. Under School Board policy 4130 and its accompanying regulation (4130-R), all medications and refills must be brought to school by a parent or guardian. Prescription medication requires a written doctor’s order. Parents must sign a student medication administration request form. Except as provided in policies 4130 and 4130-R, students found with medication are subject to disciplinary action.
Prescription medication must be in the original container labeled by a pharmacist. Over-the-counter medication must be in a new, unopened container. Parents of a student with a chronic health condition must provide to the school clinic all medication prescribed by a health-care provider and related supplies/equipment in the student’s emergency action plan, keeping both refilled as needed throughout the school year.
Parents should be aware that medication is not accessible from the clinic during before- or after-school activities. At the end of each school year, parents must pick up their child’s medication from the school or it will be discarded. The deadline to pick up medication will be announced in May or June.