The Health Services Department provides services to promote the health and well being of our students and staff. We believe early identification and intervention of health problems is the key to promoting a healthy learning environment.
The role of the school nurse within the program is to provide emergent care for injury and/or sudden illness, management of medication administration and implementation of Individual Health Care Plans for students with chronic and/or acute health conditions. The school nurse provides health education to students, teachers, and parents to promote improvement or adaptation to their health status thereby allowing the student to receive the maximum benefit from the instructional program.
Influenza Act 2017-368
Influenza Information Act 2017-368 provides information on influenza disease and its vaccine to parents and guardians of students.
School Backpack Act 2017-19
The Backpack Act of 2017 provides education about the potential Health Impact of heavy backpacks and proactive measures to avoid injury.
Jessica Elkins Act 2014-274
The Jessica Elkins Act 2014-274 requires local school systems to provide meningococcal disease and vaccine information to parents and guardians of students in grades six through 12.
Sunscreen Act 2017-278
A new law allows Alabama school students in public and nonpublic schools the option to possess and to apply personal sunscreen at school without the need for special permission from a doctor or parent.