Students sometimes require medications during the school day. This page will answer your questions regarding district medication policy.
Is my child allowed to carry cough drops, Tylenol, or other non-
prescription/over the counter medication in school?
No. All medications, both prescription and non-prescription/over the
counter such as Halls, Ludens, Tylenol, Advil, etc. must be kept in
the School Health Office and can only be administered by the nurse
when the appropriate written documentation has been received.
May I send medication into school with my child?
No. For the health and safety of all students, district policy and New
York State guidelines require that all medication be brought to the
School Health Office by a parent/guardian or designated adult.
Students may not carry the medication into school.
If necessary, can my child receive medication in school?
Students may receive medications in school upon receipt of the
appropriate documentation. (See next question)
What is the procedure for my child to be allowed to take medication
An Administration of Medication in School form must be received
from a physician with the following information: student name,
name of medication, dosage, route, frequency, date written and
physicians name, signature and phone number. Parent/guardian
signature authorizing the administration must also be received. The
medication must be brought to school in the original container.
Antibiotics may be given in school only if they are ordered to be
given four times a day. The only medications that students are
allowed to carry are inhalers and epi pens with doctor permission.