Health Services
Nurse checking child's eyes with a penlight.
Nurse checking child's eyes with a penlight.

 

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.

 

 

Medication Training for Staff, click here!