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  chosha_fml  |  25

So how is OP supposed to get the medicine to the school nurse? This situation should have been easily solved by a conversation and follow-up letter from OP’s doctor.

  tckm1699  |  7

I used to get sick a lot before I had my tonsils taken out and so on the weekends I went to my dad’s house (he picked me up directly from school) if I had antibiotics that I had to bring over, my mom had to drive me to school and bring it to the nurse and then my dad had to pick them up directly from the nurse because I was told I could get expelled for having it with me in school or on the bus, even if I just had it for a few mins at the end of the day-they let me pick it up but after a while even stopped doing that. The public school system is very strict on any type medication

  Paul De Boor  |  8

Some districts have a policy that require medications that students need to take, while at school, be handed by the school nurse. These policies are meant to help make sure the students are taking their medication properly. They also are in place to prevent students from selling their drugs.


Depending on school policy the medication may be required to be registered with the nurse. Some high schools and middle schools do this to prevent prescription medications being spread around campus, especially with things like ADD and ADHD meds.

  boopingsnoot  |  23

Because usually the school nurse is the one a student needs to go to, if they need medication during school hours? Where I went to school, kids with asthma weren't allowed to carry their own inhalers, it had to stay with the nurse

  DanielleinDC  |  32

That doesn't make sense to me. If someone is having an asthma attack, s/he'll want that inhaler pretty quickly instead of trying to get to the nurse and having the nurse find the inhaler.

  BossyC94  |  6

Depending on the grade and school that is a necessity. They what to keep track of everything and do not want "kids" students to be in possession of any "drugs". This is to include ibuprofen, I had a school like this a few years back.