Medication Policy

Each school in the Leavenworth School District has a full - time nurse on duty. School nurses provide valuable services, including emergency care, medication dispensing, and health screenings. School nurses solicit cooperation with parents to uphold the following policies and procedures, which are for the protection of each and every student in the schools.

All student medications, including over-the-counter medications, must be administered under the supervision of the school nurse and are to be sent to school in the original container labeled with the student's name.

All prescription medications require a "Permission for Dispensing of Medication" form.

Some over-the-counter medications are available as stock items in each school nurse's office. These medications are not guaranteed to be available to your student. These medications may be administered to your student with an "OTC (Over-the-Counter) Medication form" on file.

Students may carry and self-administer emergency medications (Example - albuterol inhaler or Epi-pens). In order to do this, the self-administration policy requires that a "Self-Administration" permission form be completed by parent and physician.

All medication is to be carried in its' original container. Prescription medication must have prescription label on bottle.

At no time should a student give medication to another student.

The principal may revoke the self-medication privilege of any student found to be in violation of the policy.