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
- 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)