Health and nursing services support students by managing health related barriers to learning. Direct services are provided to students through the combined efforts of clerical assistants, school secretaries, Red Cross trained volunteers, designated teachers and instructional assistants.
Minor illness or injury will be taken care of by a trained, designated staff member. In case of a serious illness or injury, trained staff will provide basic first aid and use the emergency medical services by calling 911, when necessary.
Student Health Services include medication administration, health care plans, first aid and illness care, emergency care, immunization records, special health care procedures, vision and hearing screening and health education.
Role of Position:
Strengthens and facilitates the education process by modifying or removing health related barriers to learning in individual students and promotes an optimal level of wellness for students and staff.
Coordinate health services through training, delegation and supervision of staff, and act as liaisons between school, home, health care providers and the community.
Specialized Health Care Services, Policy 5142.2