Coordinated School Health Services

 

Coordinated School Health Services are designed for public school health care providers, PK-12 health educators, PK-12 physical educators, school nurses/healthcare providers and other school staff designated to ensure the health and wellness of district children.  Members receive up-to-date reliable health care information on the latest health priority areas.

 

Benefits include:

  • Training on school health services needs of students. Participants may include school nurses, health office staff, coaches, teachers, and other school staff designated to ensure the health and wellness of district children
  • Accurate and timely notification of health-related requirements and legislation
  • Research-based instruction and technical assistance in healthy living to improve the health and fitness of youth and staff
  • Training on state-mandated health screenings to identify children with vision, hearing, and spinal disorders
  • School nurse orientation training for nurses new to school nursing or those who work in the health clinic
  • CPR/AED for school nurses (BLS) and school staff

 

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Coordinated School Health commonly consists of 8 components that encompass all aspects of the school environment.  The components interact to function as a unified system.  These components incorporate:

  • Development of cognitive skills
  • Development of policies that support a positive psychosocial and hazard-free environment
  • Promoting the well-being of youth through families and  communities
  • Fostering staff wellbeing

The Ten Components of Coordinated School Health:

 

  1. Physical education and physical activity
  2. Nutrition environment and services
  3. Health education
  4. Social and emotional climate
  5. Physical environment
  6. Health services
  7. Counseling, psychological and social services
  8. Employee wellness
  9. Community involvement
  10. Family engagement
  • State law requires every Texas school district to adopt an attendance accounting system that includes procedures to ensure the accurate recording and reporting of student attendance data.  The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) contains the official attendance accounting requirements that all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas must meet.  

     

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