Procedures for Administration of Medications in School

It is not the responsibility of the school or its employees to prescribe medications. Medications should be administered at home under the supervision of the parent/guardian when possible. However, some students require medication administration or medical procedures to be performed during the regular school day. In those situations, the following procedures will be followed. Medication to be administered to a student during the school day must be brought to school by the parent/guardian.

Before school, staff will administer any medications, or students may self-administer any medications; an Authorization for Administration of Medication form must be signed by a physician and parent/guardian of the student. A signed copy of the form must be on file with the Health Office. The forms are available online or from the Health Office. 


Prescription Medications

Prescription medications must be provided in an original pharmacy container with a current label. Prescription medications brought to school in any other container will not be administered. Questions regarding dosage and administration of the medications will be directed to the prescribing physician or the parent/guardian at the School Nurse's discretion. Medications will be administered after questions have been resolved.


Over-the-Counter Medications

Over-the-counter medications must be provided in the original labeled container. According to the label directions, over-the-counter medications will only be administered to a student unless a physician’s order is provided.


Authorization for Self-Carry and Self-Administration of Medication

Drugs regulated under the jurisdiction of the federal controlled substances Act of 1970 are not allowed to be self-carried and self-administered.


Sharing of Medications Prohibited

Students may not share prescription or over-the-counter medications with others. Appropriate disciplinary action may be taken if necessary, upon the determination by Administration or a designee, after an investigation that a violation of this policy occurred.


Unused Medications

When the use of a medication has ceased or is no longer needed by the student, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to retrieve unused medication from the school. The school will dispose of any unused medications upon the written request of the parent/guardian or at the end of the school year.


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PACT Charter School
7250 East Ramsey Parkway
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Phone: 763-712-4200
Absence line: 763-712-4200, ext. 2
Fax: 763-712-4201



Office Hours

School Year
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teachers leave @ 3:30 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks
Monday | Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday | Thursday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Holidays and Fridays


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