School Health/Nurse » Medication


The Burke County Public School System encourages parents to give medication at home whenever possible. However, if you have a child that will be attending school for face to face instruction and he/she will need medication during the school day (this includes daily and emergency medication), the school nurses have asked that you make an appointment to bring the medication and sign the forms. You must contact your child's school nurse to set up an appointment time.

Also, during this COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC recommends the following for those with acute asthma symptoms:  asthma treatments using inhalers with spacers are preferred over nebulizer treatments (treatments that use a "breathing machine") whenever possible. Nebulizer treatments at school should be reserved for children who cannot use or do not have access to an inhaler.  Please call your child's doctor and ask about a rescue inhaler for school.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to prepare for the school year.