Student Health Services advocates, educates, and provides resources to deliver general health services to students and to provide appropriate health care in emergency situations. The vision is to identify and remove health barriers to insure every child enrolled in the DeKalb County School District will have the opportunity to experience an optimal learning experience. The services include administering medication, conducting screenings, administering first aid, reviewing immunization records, and providing a multitude of other health related services, including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings.
The Student Health Services program has one coordinator, registered nurse (RN) and three consulting registered nurses (RN’s) who provide supervision of healthcare services to all school based nurses and school health personnel; consults with school staff members, administrators, students and parents; provides training and staff development; and collaborates on student health screenings and communicable disease surveillance with the state and county agencies. Each consulting nurse serves an assigned cluster of elementary, middle and high schools.