Medication at School

Procedures and appropriate use of prescription and non-prescription medicine parent/guardian responsibilities

Board Policy 7513: Medication and Personal Care Items

Schools rely on the cooperation of parent/guardian to safely and effectively administer medication to their students at school.

Parents/guardians are responsible for:

  • Supplying all medications (schools don’t supply medications for students)
  • Transporting medication to and from school
  • Completing all required medication authorization forms

OTC Permission Slip
Authorization for Administration of Medication

Requirements for all medications: prescription, non-prescription, and homeopathic

  • Parents/guardians must complete the authorization to administer medication form for each medication. The form must be signed by the health care provider and parent/guardian. Medication cannot be given without the completed form.
  • Parents/guardians must bring all medications to the school office for the student. Students can’t bring medication to school. Medication can’t be transported on school district buses.
  • All medication must be in the original prescription bottle, container or package.
  • All non-prescription medication, other than what's available at school (see otc permission slip), must be labeled by the parent. The label should include:
    • Student name
    • Name of medication
    • Exact dosage
    • Date issued
    • Name of health care provider
    • Time of day medication is to be given
  • Directions on the authorization to administer medication form must match the directions on the prescription bottle/container.

Inhalers & Insulin

See board policy linked on this page.