Medication Administration at School

  • Parents/guardians have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. As a general rule and if at all possible, medication should be taken at home. In the event that a medication needs to be administered during the school day, the parent/guardian must provide the following information:

    For students requiring daily prescription medications:

    Written instructions/permission from a licensed prescriber as well as written permission from the parent/guardian is required and should be documented on the ELCO Medication Form found below.  All medications must be in their original, labeled container.   For their safety, students are prohibited from carrying any medication to school; a responsible adult must deliver all medication to the health office. Please carefully review both pages of the form below outlining this process in more detail. When completed by the parent/guardian and licensed prescriber, the parent/guardian should return to the nurse at the child's building.

     Administration of Non-Prescription Medications (Over the Counter):

    Several over the counter (OTC) medications have been approved/recommended by the school physician to be dispensed, as needed, by the nurse. These medications include Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil).  Students will only be administered these medications under the circumstances outlined by the school physician and with parent permission as provided annually on the OTC Medication Permission Form. Parents/guardians who would like to approve administration of one or more of these OTC medications by the nurse can do so by reviewing the forms below, signing, and returning to your child's building nurse.