Regional School Unit 40
If Your Child Needs to Take Medication
Keeping Your Child Healthy

For the protection of children, as well as staff, the administration of medication at school will be done only when it is part of a doctor's established plan of care and there is not a satisfactory alternative.  Many doctors agree that medication to be given 3 or 4 times a day can easily be given before and after school.  State and district policy permit the administration of medication in school if:

1.   A signed Medication Administration Form has been received and signed by both the parent and doctor.

2.  The parent or guardian bring the medication to school in the original container with the prescription label attached.

No over-the-counter medication (i.e. aspirin, tylenol, earache or toothache drops) may be given unless permission in writing is received from your doctor.


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