Medications at School
Following recent questions and concerns regarding medications at school, I wanted to provide a brief review of the Wilkes County Medication policy:
The school district will administer medication prescribed by a doctor upon the written request of the parents. A physician’s signature is required on the Wilkes County School’s medication form, which details the name of the drug, dosage, and time interval for the medication that the student is to receive. Under no circumstances are any medications (prescription or over the counter) to be administered that have not been prescribed by a physician and with respect to which parental permission has not been obtained.
School personnel may administer only medications clearly prescribed or intended for the student. Medication that has been prescribed by the physician must be brought to school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or by the physician. Medication should be delivered to the main office of the school by the parent. They should not be carried on the bus or brought in by the student.
The only medications that are allowed to be self-carried by a student are inhalers, Benadryl/Epi-pens and diabetes supplies upon permission from the parent, physician and school nurse.Under no circumstance would a student be allowed to carry any other medication for self-administration or administration to others while at school.