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School Health Services Department
Becky Little RN Director of Health Services 
423-272-7629 Ext. 2002
Becky Little RN Director of Health Services 423-272-7629 Ext. 2002

The School Health Services Program provides coordinated school-based nursing services to ensure quality individualized health services. Our goal is to facilitate daily school attendance and enhance academic achievement, guiding students toward a healthy future. We work closely with individualized schools, families and the community in keeping children healthy. We currently have 11 nurses, a full time health educator, and an administrative assistant on staff serving the Hawkins County School System. Below are some of the services we provide:

  • Nurse clinics: caring for students who are sick or hurt
  • Care of students with special medical conditions
  • Oversee/dispense medications according to school policy
  • Coordinates health screenings (communicable diseases, vision, hearing, BMI, scoliosis, BP etc)
  • Immunization audit, monitoring student health records
  • Assesses health needs of students, interprets medical data, writes Individualized Health Plans (IHP) and follows up on referrals as needed
  • Participates with staff in developing and implementing school health programs
  • Instructs school personnel in American Heart Association CPR/First Aid
  • Classroom instruction in all areas of health including puberty, family life, hygiene, dental, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
  • Promotes wellness activities
  • Provides health information and resources to community, parents and school personnel
  • Serves as a resource to the community, students and staff
  • Liaison between home and school regarding health concerns: participating in parent conferences, home visits, referrals
  • Serves on the Truancy Board and Community Health Council
  • Is a member of community interdisciplinary teams
  • Provides health counseling regarding chronic illness, nutrition, disease prevention and positive lifestyles.

 

Guiding Students Toward A Healthy Future


It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.