The information on this page is intended to assist parents, schools and health professionals in providing health services in the school setting. Health services include trained School Staff, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP’s), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Health Assistants and a Pediatrician/ Medical Doctor are an integral part of the school, ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. The health needs of students today have increased in scope and complexity.
Assuring adherence to mandates concerning health promotion, maintenance and screenings is a responsibility of health services. While we do not have a School Nurse on staff, we do have personnel who are trained to provide child specific monitoring and services needed during the school day. Assessments of individual and school-wide health problems are provided by a School District Nurse assigned to our area. Prevention and responses to communicable or infectious outbreaks are coordinated in collaboration with Hillsborough County Health Department and Center for Disease Control (CDC).