No student will be allowed to bring medicine to school. The preference of the Biloxi Schools is never to administer a prescription medication to a student; but we understand that at times there are needs that justify dispensing prescription drugs. Medication prescribed by a licensed doctor/nurse practitioner can be administered to students at school if necessary. No over-the-counter or narcotic medication will be administered at school. If a student is ill and taking over-the-counter medication, he/she should remain at home, or the parent may come to the school to give the medication. When a doctor prescribes a medication, the parent must arrange with a doctor for the child to receive the medication at times other than during school hours. If the doctor feels it is necessary for the medication to be given at school, the parent must adhere to the following procedure:
1. No student will be allowed to bring any medicine to school and take it without school office personnel supervision; all medication must be brought to the school by the parent/guardian, with the one exception, as noted in #5 and #6 below.
2. In the event a medication is brought to the school by a student, the medicine will be immediately confiscated and the student may be referred to the building administrator for disciplinary action, with the exception of #5 and #6 below.
3. The parent must bring the medication to the school in the original prescription bottle, which must be labeled as prescribed by law. Only prescription medication will be dispensed at school.
4. The written consent form must be signed by the parent and returned to the school before any medication will be dispensed to the child.
5. A student may carry an inhaler for asthma if ordered by their physician or nurse practitioner. Written permission signed by the physician/provider and parent must be documented on the district form, Asthma Action Plan. This form must be returned to the school nurse.
6. A student may carry auto-injectable ephinephrine if ordered by their physician or nurse practioner. Written permission signed by the physician/provider and parent must be documented on the district form, Anaphylaxis Action Plan. This form must be returned to the school nurse.
7. It is the parent's responsibility to transport medication to the in-school suspension location should his/her child be assigned to in-school suspension as a result of a disciplinary infraction.
A. All medication dispensed must be done by approved school office personnel with the exception of asthma inhalers and auto-injectable ephinephrine.
B. It is the responsibility of the student taking medication to keep up with his/her medication time