Medication at School

Wylie ISD Guidelines for Administering Medication in School

 Recognizing there are occasions when it is necessary for the school to administer medication to students during school hours, the following guidelines have been established:

  1. A medication request form (see attachment below) from the parent or legal guardian must accompany all prescription and OTC medications and state the following: student's name, date of permission, number of days to be given, time of day to be given, signature of parent or legal guardian.
  2. Inhalers and Epi-pens- Any student that needs to carry their inhaler or Epi-pen must have a physician's order and a request from the parent or guardian.
  3. Prescription medication brought to school must be in the original container dispensed by a pharmacy or doctor. The container label must have the student's name, date, name of medication, dosage, and time to be given.
  4. Over the counter medication must be in its original container and age appropriate.  Medication that exceeds the dosage on the label requires a prescription from your physician. 
  5. Sample medications from a doctor's office must be accompanied by a written prescription from the physician.
  6. Change in original request must be done in writing for prescription medications from the physician and a new medication request from the parent.  Faxed orders are accepted.
  7. Medication may be administered by a medically untrained designate of the principal.
  8. Expired medication will not be given.
  9. Medication sent in baggies will not be given and will be appropriately discarded.
  10. All medication not picked up by the last day of the school year by the parent will be appropriately discarded. 
  11. All medication and supplies must be provided by the parent.


  1. Please ask your pharmacist to make a second labeled prescription bottle for medication to be taken at school.
  2. Medication that is to be given three times a day may be given before school and right after school.