School health services are available at all school sites in the district. Using clinical knowledge and judgment, registered professional school nurses provide health care to students and staff, perform health screenings and coordinate referrals to the medical home or private healthcare provider.
The school nurse serves to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the elimination or modification of health-related barriers to learning. These professionals are members of the school-based intervention teams, providing health expertise, guidance and support and serving as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and medical providers to advocate for healthcare and a healthy school environment. School nurses also provide supervision and direction to clinic assistants, licensed practical nurses and other trained staff that provide direchealth services to students in the school setting.