Dispensing Medication

ADMINISTERING MEDICINE AT SCHOOL - Prescription and over-the-counter
Although students and their families are encouraged to establish schedules allowing them to take medications at home, the School District recognizes that sometimes this is impossible to accomplish. To ensure safe administration of medication, the School District policy and procedures are as follows.

All medications, prescription and non-prescription (OTC), are required to have:

  • Written orders from a Licensed Prescriber (i.e. doctor, dentist, or a certified registered nurse practitioner).

  • Written authorization from a parent

  • Medication must be brought to school in a current, correctly labeled prescription bottle.

  • Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container.

  • Inhalers must be labeled with student's name.


Medications will be administered through the School Health Office. When possible, it is recommended that parents bring their child's medication to the Health Office directly rather than have students transport. It is the parent's responsibility to provide refills for medication. 


  • Remind your child's doctor, dentist, etc. that the school will require a written order from them in order to give the medication in school.

  • Have your drugstore divide the prescription medication into two labeled containers — one for home and one for school. This is easier than sending one bottle back and forth.

  • Medication prescribed for three times a day can generally be given entirely at home —before school, after school and before bedtime.