Board of Education
PO Box 610
500 Coffee Avenue NE
Russellville, AL 35653
The purpose of the Franklin County Schools Health Services Department is to promote the health and wellness of the students enrolled in our school system. A goal of our student health services program is to provide the resources and support necessary to remove barriers to learning and attendance for all students, especially those with chronic health conditions or physical impairments.
The system has qualified nurses that serve each school. Nurses monitor students with chronic health conditions, provide basic first aide and work with students, staff and parents to meet the needs of students. School nurses obtain health information from the student health assessment record completed by the parent/guardian at the time of enrollment and each school year. Individual health care plans are developed for students with chronic health conditions. Nurses are responsible for communicable disease control, health screenings, and medication administration. Nurses also provide classroom lessons on health related topics and they assist in the training of staff members on related issues. School nurses work closely with area health care agencies to provide referrals and followups to make sure student health needs are addressed effectively.
The system's lead nurse coordinates and monitors the program. She also works with area health care agencies in securing services necessary to meet the health care needs of our students.The system's special needs program coordinator works closely with the school nurses and outside agencies to secure and coordinate services to meet the needs of students who are served under the special needs program, 504 program and for students with physical and mental impairments and mental and emotional health issues.