The school district nurse is responsible for taking care of the illnesses and injuries of students, conducting screening programs, writing health care plans, promoting and monitoring immunizations, and providing for the administration of medications and nursing procedures in the school setting.
Vision and hearing screenings are typically done in the fall and in accordance with state guidelines. Referrals are made to the parent/guardian for students who do not pass the screening. If parents/guardians do not want their child to be screened, they should contact the school nurse.
Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's School Immunization page