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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
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As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
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MEDICINES

If a student is required to take medication during school hours and the parent cannot be at school to administer the medication, only the principal, nurse or her designee will administer the medication in compliance with the following guidelines:


1.  The parent/legal guardian or emergency contact designee is requested to deliver to the school a completed district medication form and any medication except controlled substances and is required to deliver controlled substances.  All medication must be in the original prescription container labeled with the following typed information:

a.       student’s name

b.       name of medication

c.        time(s) to be administered

d.       dosage

e.        strength

f.        directions for use

g.        approximate duration of use

h.       physician’s name

i.         date

j.         pharmacy name, address, phone number

If, under exceptional circumstances, the parent/legal guardian is unable to personally deliver the medication to the school, a note indicating the number of units of medication must be sent with the student and must accompany the container and the completed district medication form.


2.  Non-prescription (over the counter) medications in the following categories are requested to be delivered to the school by the parent/legal guardian and must be accompanied by the district medication form completed by the parent/legal guardian, in the manufacturer’s smallest original container available.

·         Analgesics – i.e., Tylenol, etc.

·         Antihistamines – i.e., Benadryl, etc.

·         Antitussives – i.e., Robitussin, cough drops, etc.

·         Antibacterial ointments – i.e., Bacitracin, etc.

·         Antacids – i.e., Tums, Gaviscon, etc. 

These will be the only over the counter drugs administered to students with parental permission. Over the counter medications other than those listed in the categories above will require a physician’s note.

3.  School personnel will do the following:

·         Inform the principal or principal’s designee of the medication.

·         Keep a record of the receipt and administration of medication on the district form.

·         Keep medication in a secure, locked container or cabinet.

·         Return unused medication to the parent/legal guardian or student at the principal’s discretion unless instructed otherwise one week after termination of treatment or at the end of the school year.

4.  Refilled prescription drugs must be provided in a new container, appropriately labeled.  Medication may not exceed a one-month supply.

5.  Any changes in administration of current prescription medication must be accompanied by a district medication form and a new label indicating the changes.  A faxed or hard copy of the physician’s order to change the administration of a drug may also be accepted.  Students may be given permission to carry and self-administer their medications due to life threatening conditions.  Permission will be granted only after a physician’s order is received.

6.  The school district retains the discretion to reject any request for administration of medicine.

7.  A copy of this regulation will be provided to parents upon their request for administration of medication in the schools.

8.  School personnel and employees cannot be responsible for the adequacy of prescribed medications or medical treatments recommended by physicians or related medical professionals and/or supplied by a pharmacist or other sources outside of the school district and, therefore, will assume no responsibility for the effects of such medications or treatments upon students.

(Administrative Rule JGCD-R)