• School Health Services 

    School Health Services are provided by a qualified school nurse to enable a student with a disability to receive a free, appropriate public education as described in the child's IEP.

    *Note: Health services are available to all District 65 students. They become a related service when the student with an IEP requires the service in order to be able to benefit from their special education program.

    Some examples of health-related support include the following:

    • Special feedings
    • Clean intermittent catheterization
    • Suctioning
    • The management of a tracheostomy
    • Administering and/or dispensing medications
    • Planning for the safety of a child in school
    • Ensuring that care is given while at school and at school functions to prevent injury (e.g., changing a child’s position frequently to prevent pressure sores)
    • Chronic disease management
    • Conducting and/or promoting education and skills training for all (including the child) who serve as caregivers in the school setting. (U.S. Department of Education, 2003)