West Central School Board Approves Naloxone Policy

The West Central School Board adopted an updated naloxone policy Thursday night. 

Superintendent Dan Zylstra said the policy outlines what steps to take if Narcan needs to be administered in the event of an opioid overdose at the school corporation.

“We have everything that we need, we just need a board policy to articulate how it can be used and how it can be stored.  This is the policy slightly modified from the School Board Association,” said Zylstra. 

The school received naloxone kits from the Pulaski County Health Department.  School Board member Kyle McTeigue trained the teachers in December on the proper administration of the drug that is intended to be used to reverse an opioid overdose. 

With the adoption of the policy, it becomes a part of the handbook.