Medication Policy

Medication Policy 5141.21

Connecticut State Law requires a written medication order from a physician for any medication to be given in school. This includes prescription medication as well as over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Advil. The order is valid for the school year only, and must be renewed each year as needed.

  1. All medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian. Students are not allowed to carry medication to or from school or take unsupervised medication at any time, including while one field trips. In the absence of the school nurse, a teacher or principal may administer medication.
  2. Medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle labeled with: the child 's name, name of medication, dosage and route of the medication, and the time it is to be given. No loose medication will be accepted.
  3. The nurse's office has a supply of acetaminophen (Tylenol equivalent) and ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil equivalent). All other medication must be supplied by the parent.
  4. Unused medication must be collected by a parent or guardian before summer break. Any remaining medication will be discarded.