Medication at School

If a student requires medication-both prescription and non-prescription- during the school day, parents must return the completed form, Authorization for Medication at School, [Spanish] [Russian] [Vietnamese] to the student’s school with written authorization and directions from a licensed health care provider. Forms are also available at the student’s school. School employees are not allowed to give medication to students except under very specific conditions and with appropriate training.

Prescription medication must be provided in its prescription bottle with directions and non-prescription medication must be provided in the original manufacturer’s container. The form and medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian. Under no condition should any type of medicine be sent to school with the student, in lunches or with the bus driver.

Self-administration of medication is allowed in grades 6-12, parents must return the completed form, Authorization for Medication at School, to the student’s school. Forms and guidelines are also available at the student’s school. Students found with medication on his/her person without self-administration forms on file in the office will be subject to the District discipline procedures in Policy 3200. Contact your student’s school for additional information.

Medication for Overnight Field Trips

Parent/guardians of students who will be taking medication outside of school hours and are participating in an overnight field trip are required to complete the Overnight Field Trip Medication Request Form and submit it to their school five days prior to the field trip.