Medication at School

Buncombe County School Board Policy # 545 states that school personnel will only administer medication, prescription or over the counter, if there is a signed order by a physician with specific directions for administration. Prescription medication must be in a bottle that has the current original pharmacist's label with the patient's name, instructions, name of drug, and name of physician. Non-Prescription medication must be in the original container. The parent should always bring the medication to the school. The parent must provide a properly marked dosage cup or spoon if applicable.

"Request for Medication to be Given During School Hours" Forms are available in the main office and must be completed by the parent and the physician prior to any medication being administered.

To ensure our students receive medication safely, NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. Medicine sent to school in a manner not in compliance with Board Policy will NOT be administered.