Nursing

The District provides each school with access to a Certified Professional School Nurse. Licensed by the Maine State Board of Nursing, the nurse manages school health and oversees preventive services. These include health education; vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings; nursing assessments; the development of care plans for students needing health and nursing interventions; and the training of school personnel who may be responsible for administering care to students. When necessary and appropriate, the nurse also works with a student’s primary care physician, other health providers and staff, in order to coordinate students’ in-school health care.

Schools without on-site nurses have trained staff who are responsible for administering medication and for providing first aid. All schools have additional staff who are trained in first aid.