Medication that will be administered to a student during school hours must be provided by the student’s parent. All prescription medication, must be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee, unless the student is authorized to possess his or her own medication because of asthma or a severe allergy or as otherwise allowed by law. Prescription medications must be brought to and picked up at the clinic by a parent or guardian where it will be inventoried with the parent or guardian. Neither prescriptions or non-prescription medications from foreign countries will be administered.
To make a written medication request, the Klein ISD Medication Authorization Form is available from the school clinic. If the circumstances are questionable, the school employee reserves the right to deny the parent's request. When administering prescription medicines, the school district would prefer to have a written statement from a physician or dentist licensed to practice in the United States. Information placed on a prescription label, if it is precise and clear to the school nurse, may be substituted for the above-noted statement. Prescription medication labels for limited time periods may require a new prescription label or documentation from the physician to be extended beyond the originally prescribed time frame. Examples include medication on the controlled substance schedule which are typically valid for thirty days.
This is an exert from the KISD Student Handbook, please refer to the handbook for the full statement on medication in the school setting.