Medication at School

Buncombe County School Board Policy states:

“The administration of medicines to pupils by school personnel will be done only in exceptional circumstances.”

We must be aware of these situations and should know of any medication needed by a child. If it is absolutely necessary that medication be administered to a child while at school, the parent/guardian will need to come to the school office with with medication and sign proper documentation. If this procedure is not complete, the parent/guardian must administer the medication.*

* Medication must be in the original container.

At no time will a child be allowed to have medication/drugs of any kind in their possession; including over-the-counter medications. This is for the safety of all children.  All  medication will be kept in the office. Throat lozenges, Chapstick and sunscreen are considered over the counter medications.

If your child is unable to participate in gym class, please notify the teacher in writing with the details of your child’s limitations, Students unable to participate in gym for 3 or more days will need a doctor’s statement.

Legislation has been passed by the North Carolina Assembly giving guidelines to schools in caring for students with diabetes. The guidelines include the development of a written health care plan for all children with diabetes at the written request of parents and guardians. It is important that the student’s medical provider, the parent and the school have input in developing this important health care plan.