Date Approved: September 10 2013
Date Reviewed/Amended: March 07 2017
The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to ensure that students of school age attend school and acknowledges that some of these students may be in need of certain medication.
It is the policy of the Board that in those cases where a student requires medication during school activities, the principal is responsible for the administration of such medication shall be the responsibility of the school principal. It shall beis the responsibility of the parent or guardian to bring the matter to the attention of school principal.
Except in emergency situations, and subject to the requirements of the Anaphylaxis Regulation, no employee of the Board shall administer medication or supervise the self-administration of medication unless it is carried out in accordance with the district procedures. Until such procedures are arranged, medication should not be administered, even though this may result in a student being absent from school for a few days.
It is recognized that the medication to be administered should not normally require any special skill or knowledge on the part of the school principal or designate.