Can My Child's School Require Him to Take ADHD Medication?

My child's teacher told me that she can see that he has ADHD and that we need to get him on medication. I disagree. Can the school require my son to take ADHD meds?
The Experts | posted by Susan Yellin

Teachers and other school personnel are allowed to share their observations about a student's behavior or academic performance, or to suggest that a student might need an evaluation to enable the school to better understand his learning or attention issues. But federal special education laws prohibit school districts from requiring a child to obtain a prescription for ADHD medication as a condition of attending school, receiving an evaluation, or receiving special education services.

Any decision about using medication is between a family and their doctor.

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