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Medications at School

Collierville Schools has adopted new policies regarding medication since forming our own municipality. In order to make the process easier for you, we have outlined some key points below. If you have any questions, please email us at or

We cannot accept medication unless you provide a written order from the doctor stating that your child must take medication at school and it gives specific directions for administration. This includes prescription and non-prescription (over-the-counter) medications.

Please remember that you don't have to keep medicine at school. Medication kept at school should be for those with chronic conditions or for use during emergency situations. You are more than welcome to come to the school and give your student medication in the office with you.


Prescription medication

  • Must be in the original, pharmacy-labeled container listing the following:
  • Student’s name
  • Dosage and time of administration (ex. 10mg each day at 1 pm)
  • Date filed


Incorrect Inhaler

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Example: This inhaler does not meet the requirements. 
It must have the pharmacy label attached to it or be in the labeled box


Correct Inhaler Information

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Example: This inhaler meets all requirements.
It comes in the original box, which has the pharmacy label listing all required information, and is not expired

Non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicine

  • This includes medicine like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), cold and sinus medicine, cough drops, Tums, anti-itch cream, etc. 
  • These medications can only be given with a written doctor’s order for school use.
  • Must be in the original, unopened container with a label listing the following:
    • Ingredients
    • Dosage directions
    • Expiration date

How to bring the medicine to school:

  • An adult must bring the medicine and the proper paperwork to the front office and sign it in with the nurse. DO NOT SEND THE MEDICINE WITH YOUR CHILD. Doing so subjects them to the Zero Tolerance policy set forth by the State of TN and Collierville Schools.
  • We can keep 10 school days worth of medicine at a time. If this is a daily medication, then you will drop off the medicine every two weeks.
  • If the dosage or time of administration changes, you must provide an updated order from the doctor stating the changes.

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