Gillespie Community Unit School District #7 Nurse & Health Information
Donna Easton - Ben-Gil Elementary School Nurse
(217) 839-4828 ext. 1245
Whitney Page - Gillespie High School/Middle School Nurse
(217) 839-2114 ext. 1247
All medications given in school, including non-prescription ("over-the-counter") drugs, shall be prescribed by a licensed prescriber on an individual basis as determined by the student's health status. A written order for prescription and non-prescription medications must be obtained from the student's licensed prescriber. Medication must be brought to the school in a container, labeled appropriately by the pharmacist or licensed prescriber. Over-the-counter (non-prescription) medication shall be brought in with the manufacturer's original label with the ingredients listed and the child's name affixed to the container. In addition to the licensed prescriber's order, a written request shall be obtained from the parent(s) or guardian requesting that medication be given during school hours.
It is the parent(s) or guardian's responsibility to ensure that the licensed prescriber's order, written request, and medication are brought to the school.
"Illinois Public Act 097-0910 requires schools to make publicly available the immunization data reported to the State Board of Education. Please contact your school nurse to request a copy of the report."
For further information contact Donna Easton R.N. at (217) 839-4828 ext. 1245 or
Whitney Page R.N. at (217) 839-2114 ext. 1247