School Health Services

Health Requirements and Screenings

The information on this page is intended to assist parents, schools and health professionals in providing health services in the school setting. Health services include Registered Nurses (RN's), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), and Health Assistants. They are all an integral part of the school, ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. The health needs of students today have increased in scope and complexity.

Assuring adherence to mandates concerning health promotion, maintenance and screenings is a responsibility of health services. School Nurses provide child specific training, monitoring and nursing services needed during the school day. Assessments of individual and school-wide health problems are provided by the Registered Nurse in School Health Services. Prevention and responses to communicable or infectious outbreaks are coordinated in collaboration with Polk County Health Department and Center for Disease Control (CDC).