It is important to the St. Charles School district to administer medications to students safely. For this reason there are guidelines and expectations regarding the administration of medications at school.

Permission Requirements
All requests for medication administration at school require a completed and signed request from the student’s parent and/or physician. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Medication Containers
Both prescription and over-the-counter medications MUST be in the original container labeled by the manufacturer or the pharmacy. The school cannot accept medication in baggies or envelopes.

It is the parent’s responsibility to maintain an adequate supply of their child’s medication. The school will attempt to notify parents via a note or phone call when medications are running low.

Medication Changes
The school must be notified in writing of any change in the student’s prescription medication administration. A new medical authorization and container labeled with the new instructions shall be required as well.

Chemical Free School
St. Charles Public Schools are chemical free. Students requiring medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, need to keep them in the Health Office. Students may be allowed to self-administer some medications such as asthma inhalers and Epi-Pens with parental and physician permission.