Medicine at School All medications (prescription and nonprescription) brought to the school must be taken to the school clinic for dispensing. Students may not be in possession of any prescription or nonprescription drug on school grounds during school hours. The following procedures must be met in order for the medication to be administered at school
All medication (prescription and over‐the‐counter) must be provided by a parent or legal guardian. If it is a controlled substance, the medication will be counted upon its arrival in the health clinic.
A parent or legal guardian must complete a Kennedale ISD Medical Request Form for all medications. Parents or guardians may complete the consent form HERE.
- PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST SUPPLY ALL MEDICATIONS; SCHOOL PERSONNEL WILL NOT PROVIDE MEDICATION FOR ANY STUDENT.
- Medications must be in the ORIGINAL container and have a current label.
- Medications in baggies or a combination of medications in the same bottle will not be accepted.
- The pharmacy will supply two bottles when requested one for home and one for school.
- “As needed”/PRN medications must also meet these requirements.
- Each medication must be on a separate form.
- Medications must be picked up by an adult and may not be transported home by the student. Medications left after the last day of school will be discarded and not be kept over the summer.
- Medication forms must be updated each school year.
- The school nurse cannot be expected to diagnose a condition or to select the correct medication to administer.
OVER-THE-COUNTER/NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONSElementary, Intermediate & Junior High Campuses
- Once or twice daily (every 12 hours) medications can be given before school and after school, three times a day (every 8 hours) medications can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime and do not need to be given at school.
- The requesting physician or dentist must state the dosage and reason for administering the medication.
- Prescription medications must be kept in the clinic for administration by the nurse.
- A medication administration form must be completed and signed by the parent AND physician.
Kennedale High School
- Medication must be kept in the school clinic for administration by the nurse.
- A medication administration form must be completed and signed by the parent AND the physician.
- Students must have written permission from their parent/guardian to have the medication at school and they must keep the note and medication together.
- Medications in baggies or a mixture of medications in one container and unlabeled medication will be confiscated by school personnel and destroyed.
- The medication may be kept in the school clinic if the parent prefers; the medication administration form must be completed and signed by the parent ONLY.