Medication at School

  • The school nurse is available at each school to administer medication to children who need it during school hours. School staff members have been trained by the nurse to administer medications in the nurse’s absence. If your child needs to take either prescription or non-prescription medication at school, you will need to fill out a medication/treatment authorization form. This form is available on the Health Services website at You must also complete the Consent for Health Services Form.

    All medications must be provided in the original container, which must include the prescription label, the name and dose of the medication and the time the medication is to be given. The medication will be kept in a secure location at the school, and a record of the administration will be maintained.

    The first dosage of any new medication cannot be administered at school because of the risk of an allergic reaction.

    If there are any changes to a child’s medication needs, parents must contact the school nurse immediately and bring in the new medication so that treatment can continue in a timely manner. Unused medications must be picked up by a parent at the end of the school year. Medications left at school will be disposed of according to state/CDC guidelines.