Medicine at School

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Medication that must be administered to a student during school hours must be provided by the students parents: all medication, whether prescription and nonprescription, must be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee, unless the students are permitted of asthma or a severe allergy as described below or as otherwise allowed by law.

Facts about Medication at School

  • All medications must be in a labeled container and must be provided by the parent or guardian.  
  • Students who must keep an inhaler or any other medication on their person for emergency purposes must receive written permission from an administrator.
  • The teacher may know about the student that is on medication so that nothing will happen to the student.
  • All students who self-administer/self-carry their medications are responsible for bringing them to all off-campus events.

Why does medication need to be prescribed?

  • The doctor should give the student a prescription so the nurse could give the student the medicine he/she needs.
  • Every kid has to be safe because the nurse cannot give any student whatever medication because they can lose their job.

Angela Rodriguez

Jimmy Carter student, class of 2020. Don't like to talk with many people.

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