Children sometimes need medication during the school day. At school, we are directed by specific rules regarding the dispensing of medication – even over-the-counter medications. Medication is dispensed by school personnel only under these conditions:
v A written order is on file from the physician (even for over-the-counter medications)
v Written permission from the parent/ guardian must be on file in the Health Office
v The medication must be brought into school by an adult in its original container
v Prescription medication must be stored in its prescription bottle in the Health Office
The transport of medications via the school bus is NOT permissible under any circumstances. ALL medications must be delivered to the school health office by a parent or guardian- even over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol, cough medicines, AND COUGH DROPS.