Medication at School

Medication Guidelines

The school nurse serves the two school buildings from 9:30am - 1:30pm, Monday - Friday in the Bangor School District.  In addition to promoting wellness and safety, the nurse supervises the care of ill and injured students, supervises the distribution of medication, reviews immunization records, and conducts hearing and vision screenings.

Designated, trained school staff will administer medication to students that must be given at exact times during school hours.  The school district requests that students who need medication three times a day, for example, take it before school, after school, and at bedtime, when possible.

Parents with students needing to take prescription medication on a daily schedule at school will need to contact the school nurse prior to the start of the school year at 608-486-5250 or

There must be a completed medication administration form on file with parent signature before any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, will be administered.  This includes cough drops, Tylenol Jr., and Ibuprofen Jr., etc.  The medication administration form is available in each school's main office and your healthcare providers office.

All medications (OTC, and prescriptions, including inhalers & Epi-Pens, over the counter, cough drops,) must be provided in the original container with the child's name, medication name or list of ingredients, instructions for administration, and expiration date clearly visible.  A practitioner's signature is required for all prescription medications and for all over-the-counter medicines when a dosage exceeds the manufacturer's therapeutic dose. 

All practitioner's offices have the medication administration form.  Your child's practitioner can fax the form with their signature to the elementary school at 608-486-4045 or the high/middle school at 608-486-4587.

The nurse’s office has some over the counter medications available for children.  However, cough drops are not supplied by the school.  If necessary, we may ask you to supply an over the counter medication depending on your child's needs.

It is the responsibility of the parents to pick up any remaining medication, inhalers, etc. at the end of the school year.  The disposal of expired medications, inhalers, Epi-Pens, etc., is the responsibility of the parents. 

Rosemary Jadack PhD, RN

medication administration form