PARENTS MUST REGISTER ALL PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE
STUDENTS MAY NOT TRANSPORT MEDICATIONS
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Dorchester District Two requires that the parents of all students who need medication during school hours must adhere to the following guidelines:
1. Parent/legal guardian must complete and submit a Dorchester School District Two Medication Permission Form. This form requires both the signatures of the physician and the parent/legal guardian and the specific time(s) to be given. Official forms are available on the Dorchester School District Two web page under Parent or at your school’s office.
2. Parent/legal guardian must bring the medication in the current prescription bottle properly labeled by a registered pharmacist as prescribed by law (ask your pharmacist to prepare a separate labeled bottle for school use).
3. Medication must be brought in by the parent or responsible adult, NOT THE STUDENT.
4. Parents are reminded that aspirin, cough medicine, vitamins, cough drops, all over-the-counter products, will not be given at school without a written prescription from a doctor stating the medication, dosage, and specific time(s) to be given at school.
5. Herbals, food supplements, alternative medicinal products, and other items that do not have FDA approval will not be given at school without a written prescription from a doctor stating the medication, dosage, and specific time(s) to be given at school.
6. Students will not share any prescription or over the counter medication with another student. Violations may result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to suspension or expulsion.
7. All medicine not registered with the school nurse will be in direct violation of district policy and dealt with accordingly.
8. Parents are also reminded that school personnel will dispose of medication not claimed at the end of the school year.
9. All medication will be handled in accordance with the above guidelines through the school nurse or principal’s designee.