|The Health Services department staff includes 45 nurses working directly with students in the schools with 21 health aides supporting the nursing staff with clerical services and basic first aid. The school nurses provide care for the majority of the health issues seen in our schools. They are a compassionate and passionate group working to keep your child healthy.
Health Services monitors physical exams and hearing and vision screenings for mandated grades. The department also approves transportation and homebound instruction for medical reasons. Additionally, we provide medical reviews and clearances for employees returning to work after illness.
Comprehensive health services are offered at eight of our schools: Dr. King, Dr. Weeks, Delaware, PSLA at Fowler, HW Smith, Westside Academy at Blodgett, Franklin, and Grant Middle School. For more information, please visit our School Based Health Centers page.
Important Note to Families: Religious exemption from immunizations for religious reasons
On June 13, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed an amendment to public health law section 2164, eliminating the exemption from immunizations due to religious beliefs for school attendance. The new law is effective immediately. All families of previously exempt students will receive a letter with more details on what is now required.