Medication Policy

All health offices in Auburn-Washburn schools are staffed by registered nurses. Medication may be administered in strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Education and federal, state, and local laws.

When medication administration is required at school, a written order (prescription label) must be received from the medical authority. Non-prescription (over-the-counter) medication may be administered on a short-term basis (up to 30 days) with a written request from the parent to the school nurse or building administrator. All medications must be provided by a parent/guardian in their original container and be properly labeled.

Changes in medication dosage and/or frequency must be accompanied by a new medical authority and parent permission signature. Also, a new prescription bottle must be obtained from the pharmacy whose label reflects the change(s).

EpiPens and inhalers may remain in a student's possession; however, a physician authorization for independent administration must be filed with the school's health office.

Glucose Monitoring/Insulin Injections

Any student requiring finger sticks for glucose monitoring and/or insulin injections will be required to report to the health office for supervision by health office staff. This regulation is at the discretion of the building nurse for grades 7-12.


Vision and hearing screenings are done for Auburn-Washburn students during the school year. A free dental screening is also provided for students.