Cole County R-I


P 2874 Administering Opioid Antagonists

NARCAN, also known as naloxone is a medication that can be used to block the effects of opioids.  Properly used, it can be a lifesaver in cases of opioid overdose. 

The District shall maintain NARCAN or other opioid antagonist at each school in locked, secure locations to be administered to any student or staff member reasonably believed to be having a drug overdose.  School nurses and other school personnel expected to provide emergency care in drug overdose situations shall be trained.  The school nurse or other trained school personnel may utilize the school’s supply of NARCAN, or similar opioid antagonist to respond to a drug overdose. 

The school district will notify the parents/guardians of any student to whom NARCAN or other opioid antagonist has been administered.  Parents who choose not to have an opioid antagonist administered to their student(s) must notify the district in writing.  However, if their student is reasonably believed to be experiencing a drug overdose, parents will be notified by the school nurse as expeditiously as possible.  In such situations, local medical services will be notified.

Board Approved Date: May 25, 2023
Last Updated: January 2020