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Medications at School

To comply with Texas State Law:
  • Students are NOT allowed to carry medications, prescription nor over-the-counter, at school with the exception of emergency medications such as an epi-pen or asthma inhaler (see "contract for self-carried medication" form below).

  • All medications must be brought to school by a parent or guardian with signed consent form.

  • Medications will need to be in the original/properly labeled container, up to date, and age appropriate in dose.

  • All medications, including Tylenol or Ibuprofen, must be supplied by parent/guardian with signed consent form.

  • All medications must be picked up before the end of the school year by the parent/guardian or it will be destroyed.

  • Medications that can be administered before and after school hours should NOT be brought to school to be given by the nurse. These should be given at home.

  • Authorized district employees may administer medication in the absence of the nurse.

  • The first dose of a new medication needs to be given by parent/guardian at home and will not be given at school.

  • No aspirin containing medications will be administered to any child under the age of 12 years.

  • Any medication given for a period of longer than 15 days must be accompanied by a physician's note.