Medication Policy

Student Medication Policy


"The administration of prescribed medication and/or medically-prescribed treatments to a student during school hours will be permitted only when failure to do so would jeopardize the health of the student, the student would not be able to attend school if the medication or treatment were not made available during school hours, or the child is disabled and requires medication to benefit from his/her educational program."

In order to maintain the highest level of student safety, the following medication dispensing procedure will be used:

  • The prescription must be in its original container with dated pharmacy label, brought to school by a parent/guardian.

  • Written authorization from the student's parent/guardian must be on file in the school office.

"Students may possess and self-administer a metered dose or dry powder inhaler for relief of asthma, or before exercise to prevent onset of asthma symptoms, while at school, on school-sponsored transportation, or at any school-sponsored activity in accord with the Superintendent's guidelines, if the following conditions are met:

  • There is written approval from the student's physician or other health care provider and the student's parent/guardian to possess and use the inhaler


The building administrator has received a copy of the written approvals from the physician and the parent/guardian."  (Board of Education Gladstone Area Schools, Use of Medication 5330).      
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