General Medication Policy
It is the policy of the Cocalico School District to administer prescription medication during school hours, only when necessary. Whenever possible, medication should be given to students at home, before or after school. The medication in its original container, labeled by the pharmacist or physician, must be accompanied by the completed medication administration permission form.
All medication for elementary students must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian. Students are not permitted to transport medication to school.
Secondary students may bring prescription medication to the health room prior to the start of the school day.
Over the counter medication (OTC) will only be administered with physician prescription along with parent permission.
Asthma Inhaler Medication Policy
The district medication policy allows for students to carry and self-administer short acting rescue medication in the case of an acute asthma attack. In order for permission to be granted for this, the following conditions must be met on a yearly basis:
If at any time a student violates a portion of the policy, their right to carry and self-administer an asthma medication may be revoked.
Page modified 3/16/11