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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.
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.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net!

Medication Policy

The nurse or designee may assist students with medicine during school hours or during authorized school events, at the written request of the doctor or parent(s)/guardian(s). Medication will be properly labeled and in an original container. All controlled substances will be delivered by parents/guardians.

All medication must be taken to the main office, where it will be kept in a secured, locked location. In the case of life threatening conditions, students may be given permission to carry and self-administer their medication with a physicianís order. The school district, after reviewing situations, reserves the right to reject requests for administration of any medication.

If students are required to take medication during school hours and parents/guardians cannot be at the school to administer the medication, the nurse or designee will administer the medication in compliance with the following regulations:

Parents/guardians are requested to complete a District Medication Form and deliver the medication to the school. All medication must be in the original container.

In addition, all medication must have the following typed information on the label:

1. Studentís name

2. Name of medicine

3. Time to be administered

4. Dosage

5. Strength

6. Directions for use

7. Approximate duration of treatment

8. Physicianís name

9. Date

10. Pharmacy name, address, phone number

Refilled prescription drugs must be provided in a new container, appropriately labeled. Medication may not exceed a one-month supply. Any changes in administration of a current prescription medication must be accompanied by a changed District Medication form and a new label indicating the changes. A faxed or hard copy physicianís order to change the administration of a drug may also be accepted by school personnel. These changes may be indicated on the medication label by crossing out original and writing in new orders with an indelible pen. Label changes must be initialed by the designated individual who makes the change.

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

Non Prescription Medication

A parent should deliver the over-the-counter medicine and the Permission for Medication form to the school. The medicine must be in the original container with the label on it.