Medications in School

  • The North Tonawanda City School District nursing staff follows district policies and regulations that have been developed regarding the use of medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, in schools.
    The following are bullet points to help parents/guardians understand these policies and regulations:

    • Students must have signed orders from a physician AND parent/guardian in order to take medication in school. In addition to prescribed medication, this includes ALL over-the-counter medication like Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, cough drops, eye and ear drops, etc.

    • Medication is to be brought to school and turned over to the school nurse by an adult. Students should not come to school with any medication, prescription or otherwise, in their pockets, lunch box, book bags, etc.

    • Students are only allowed to carry an inhaler, Epipen, or diabetic supplies.  The physician AND parent/guardian must sign an attestation statement stating that the child is independent in his/her care.

    • Antibiotics must be ordered (prescribed) at specific times or four times a day to be given during school hours.

    • All school rules regarding medications apply to field trips.
    Please read Policy 7513: Adminsitration of Medication for further information.
    Please call your school’s nurse if you require further explanation or have any questions regarding the information above.