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School Health Program

In addition to handling various health issues, accidents or emergency situations, the school nurse is responsible for carrying out health related screenings and programs required by the state. These required screenings are hearing, vision, and dental.

The Central Kansas Co-op performs the hearing screening. Students in grades PreK, K,1,2,3,5,7,10, and those in Special Education and Gifted classes will be screened yearly. New students in 4, 6, 9, 11 and 12 will also be screened.

Vision screening will be done yearly in grades PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 and those in Special Education, Gifted and Speech classes. New students in 4, 6, 9, 11 and 12 will also be screened.

Dental screening will also be offered PreK-12. Parents who want their child/children to opt out of screenings will need to contact the school nurse. Parents will be notified if further evaluation is needed. Results of these screenings will become part of the child’s permanent health record.

 

For current immunization requirements visit www.kdheks.gov/immunize and click on school information. The immunization law as enacted by the Kansas Legislature applies to every pupil enrolled in a Kansas school. The law also provides that students who do not comply with the provisions of the law within 60 days may be excluded from further school attendance. Legal exemptions to the immunization laws are found on the KCI of Immunization. Medical exemptions must by signed by the physician each year.

 

New students, Preschool or Kindergarten students enrolling for the first time shall provide current immunization records, state certified birth certificate and a health physical by a doctor.

 

Contact Information:

Becky Racette BSN, RN                      

District School Nurse                       

e-mail: bracette@usd240.org

Bennington: 785-488-3323                                            

fax: 785-488-3750                                    

office hours 8am-3:30pm  M W F 

Tescott: 785-283-4774    

fax: 785-283-4347

office hours 8am-3:30pm T & Th