Policy: Medications in School
This Board of Education of Regional School District 15 policy complies with the state of Connecticut’s health regulations.
1. Medications may only be administered in school with the written order of a physician or dentist, and written authorization of the parent/guardian.
2. Doctor’s orders are needed for all medications, including Tylenol or Advil and other over-the-counter medications. A form can be obtained from the nurse if a medication is required during school hours.
3. Students may only self medicate with doctor’s order.
4. Medications must be brought to the school nurse by a parent or other responsible adult and must be in the original container. Students are not permitted to transport medication unless they also have an order to self-administer the medication.
5. New medication orders must be written for every school year.
6. If your child is on medication during the school day and is going to need medication during a field trip, you, the parent/guardian, must contact the school nurse one week in advance of the trip to make arrangements for the administration of the medication.
Notes from the Nurse:
With cold and flu season upon us, please follow the guidelines listed below for when children should return to school or attend school.
The following guidelines must be adhered to before returning to school:
1. Fever 100 degrees or over – Student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol before returning to school.
2. Vomiting and/or Diarrhea – No further incidence for 24 hours.
3. Strep Throat – 24 hours after the first does of an antibiotic, fever free for 24 hours and feeling well enough to participate in school.
4. Conjunctivitis – Antibiotic treatment for 24 hours or three doses and no drainage from the eye.
Questions? If you have any questions about a health-related matter, please call Maryann Ferguson, RN at (203) 264-6811 between 8:35 and 3:35 p.m.