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Medication at School

Administration of Medication

A designated school employee may administer medication during the school hours only upon written request of both the physician and parent(s) or guardian, detailing the method, amount, and time the medication is to be taken.

Medication will be administered only to students whose parent and physician deem it necessary for potentially life-threatening medical conditions or for those who need medication administered during the school day in order to interact appropriately at school.

Authorization forms for medication are available to download below, or at each school office.  A new form must be completed before the start of each school year. Medications must be brought to the school office in their original container. Parents are encouraged to ask the child's physician to prescribe long-acting medication if possible so that medication does not need to be given at school.

Ed. Code § 49420-49425; District Policy 5141.21/Ed. Code § 49480 

Continuing Program of Medication

State law requires that parents or guardians notify the school when their child is on continuous medication for a non-episodic condition (such as asthma, hay fever, hyperactivity, diabetes, epilepsy.)