Education Specialist (EdS)
Semester of Degree Completion
Freddie A. Banks, Jr.
The purpose of this field study was to determine how thirty-three selected rural elementary (K-8) districts in Southern Illinois regulate the administration of medication to students in the absence of both the superintendent and school nurse. This was accomplished by sending a questionnaire to each of the school districts. A review of the literature and research was conducted to identify policies and procedures that should be included in all medication policies. Policies and procedures commonly found missing in many districts' medication policies were identified. Data received were analyzed through the use of tables to identify policies and procedures currently being used by rural Southern Illinois elementary (K-8) districts to regulate the administration of medication to students. Results of the study showed that most of the rural elementary districts had taken steps to regulate the administration of medication to students. Results also indicated that even though steps had been taken, the administration of medication to students still remains a problem for many small rural elementary districts. Recommendations were made for the improvement of policies and procedures currently being used.
Bigley, Allen, "A Study of Thirty-Three Rural Southern Illinois Elementary School Districts' Medication Policies" (1993). Masters Theses. 2095.