Student Health Services and Requirements

Student health services are provided in each school to facilitate a variety of activities related to student health, including identifying student health needs, conducting health screening tests (including eye and hearing screening), developing communicable disease prevention and control measures, promoting the correction of remediable health defects, providing emergency care for students who become ill or injured while under school supervision, dispensing health counseling, facilitating health and safety education, and supporting other means of maintaining a healthful school environment.

The District recognizes that parents/guardians have the primary responsibility for the health of their students. Student health services will cooperate with families as well as appropriate professional organizations associated with maintaining individual and community health and safety. The District will provide the services of a medical consultant who will render medical and administrative consultative services for personnel responsible for school health and athletics.

Each year parents/guardians will supply information indicating where the student is to be taken in case of an emergency; the name, address, and phone number of a neighbor to be contacted in case the parent/guardian is not available; and any allergies or conditions the student might have.

The District will maintain a Medical Emergency Response Plan, as required by law, and an Emergency Procedures Handbook, which will be utilized by District personnel for handling emergencies. Emergency procedures will include the following:

  • Provision for care beyond First Aid, which would enable care by the family or its physician or the local Emergency Medical Services agencies. In instances when EMS is required, every effort will be made to provide the unit with the student’s emergency information, which lists any allergies or conditions the student might have.

  • Standing orders, developed annually in collaboration with the school district’s physician, will be followed for administration of one time dosing for medications in the event of an emergency.

ADOPTED: June 1, 2020