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District Health Notes
FiveWays a School Nurse Benefits the School
Attendance- School nurses improve attendance through health promotion,disease prevention and disease management. Students with a full-time schoolnurse have about half the student illness- or injury- related early releasesfrom school where no school nurse is present.
Academics- Improvedattendance means the healthy student is in the classroom and ready to learn. School nurses enable better performance, which also contributesto reducing drop-out rates.
Time- School nursessave time for principals, teachers and staff. A school nurse in thebuilding saves principals (almost an hour a day), teachers (almost 20 minutes aday), and clerical staff (over 45 minutes a day) a considerable amount of timethat they would have spent addressing health concerns of students.
Staff Wellness- School nurses improve the general health of staff. According toschool reports, principals, teachers, and clerical staff are VERY satisfied with having schoolnurses in their schools for several reasons:
~Teachers can focus on teaching
~Office staff spend less time calling parents and sending students home
~Healthy staff means increased attendance and productivity
Accountability- School nurses help schools stay accountable:
~Promoting compliance with federal and state law mitigates lawsuits
~Advocating for adequate staffing aligns with Healthy People 2020
~Preparingfor emergencies saves lives and property
~Addressing student mental health links to academic achievement
It is ourpleasure to make sure your children are healthy and ready to learn in theGlassboro Public School District!