Medication at School



Buncombe County School Board Policy 6125 states that school personnel will only administer medication, PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER, if there is a signed order by the physician with specific directions for administration.  Prescription medication must be in a bottle that has the original pharmacist’s label with patient’s name, instructions, name of drug, and name of physician.  Non-prescription medication must be brought to school in the original container.  Parents should provide a properly marked dosage cup or spoon.  If pills need to be split, please have your pharmacist do this.  School personnel cannot be responsible for cutting pills.  Also, please remember that students are not allowed to transport the medication(s) to school.  Any medication must be transported to the school by the parent/guardian.

 “Request for Medication To Be Given During School Hours” forms are available in the main office and must be completed by a parent/guardian.

 To ensure our students receive medication safely, NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.  Medicine sent to school in a manner not in compliance with Board policy will not be administered.


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