Medication at School
The Jenks Public Schools medication administration policy is written for the safety of all students as well as for the protection of all staff members in the Jenks Public Schools district. This policy is clearly communicated in the JPS Pre-Kindergarten and Elementary Student/Parent Handbook (Health Services, medication at school).
ALL medication taken at school, including over-the-counter medications MUST be kept in the nurse’s office. Students are not to take medication anywhere but the Nurse’s Office. A “Request to Give Medication” form must be completed and signed by the parent for EVERY medication (prescription and over-the-counter) given at school. These forms are available in the Nurse’s office.
The nurse administers medication ONLY with specific consent from the parent, even for Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Staff should not administer medication they have in the classroom. Cough drops and sore throat lozenges are not considered medication-students are permitted to carry and self-administer these items.
The Nurse’s office does NOT stock cough drops or sore throat lozenges for students.
In order for a student to carry and administer their own asthma inhaler, Oklahoma State Law Bill No. 343, Section 1-116.3 of Title 70, requires the following:
- A “Request to Give Asthma Medication” form signed by BOTH the physician and
parent or guardian.
- A “Request to Give Medication” form signed by the parent or guardian.
Parent or Guardian MUST provide the school with an emergency supply of the medication to be kept in the Nurse’s office.