School Board Policy for Student’s Carrying Non-prescription Medication at School
School Board Policy 5.15 – Administration of Medication during school hours, states that “all prescription and non‐prescription medication administered by the school at the elementary, middle and high school level must be directed by a physician who has determined that a student’s health and well‐being requires medication during school hours. All non‐prescription medication in the possession of students at the middle and high school, not administered by the school, requires written permission from the parent to the school.” To comply with School Board Policy 5.15, parents/guardians are responsible for obtaining the Medication Authorization Form to be filled out by the physician if medication will be given by the school. For those students carrying Non‐prescription; Non‐emergency medications, the parent/guardian is responsible for completing the Parental Permission Form found in the nurses office. School Board Policy 5.15 – Administration of Medication During School Hours, states that a student at the middle and high school level may carry a Non‐prescription; Non‐emergency medication on his/her person while in school with approval from his/her parent/guardian. Over‐the‐counter medications must be in the original container.