Health Services

Health Services
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School nursing is recognized as a specialized practice that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement of students. School nurses promote health and safety, intervene with actual and potential health problems, provide case management services and actively collaborate with others to keep children healthy and ready to learn. Services provided by school nurses include:

  • First aid and crisis intervention
  • Medication administration
  • Health assessments
  • Immunization enforcement
  • Health counseling
  • Diabetes monitoring
  • Communicable disease monitoring
  • Health related classroom instruction
  • Liaison for parents, physician and community agencies
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Resource for students, parents and staff with medical needs


A school nurse or clinic assistant is available to provide first aid for minor injuries and the sudden onset of illness. If there is an injury or illness beyond our resources, the parent/guardian will be contacted. If it is life threatening, EMS will be called. Schools are not permitted to dispense any medication unless it is provided by the parent in accordance with state law. The following topicals are commonly used in the school clinic. Parents are asked to notify the school nurse if their child may react to one of the following items:

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • ST37 antiseptic
  • Vaseline
  • Oral Gel (or generic)
  • Aloe vera
  • Baby oil
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Hand/body lotion/cream
  • Calamine lotion Caladryl (or generic)
  • Saline eye wash
  • Contact solution
  • Visine (or generic)
  • Latex-free band aids
  • Gauze dressing
  • Non-adhering bandages
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Antibacterial soap

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, it is strongly suggested that the school clinic be stocked with a 3-day supply of medication and/or medical equipment along with explicit written directions for its use for any student with a chronic medical condition. Each campus has allocated a full time position for a nurse.

School Health Advisory Committee

Maelene Grant, Director of Nursing

Malelene Grant
Director of Nursing

Johanna Diaz                           Department Administrative Assistant

Duncanville Education Plaza
710 S. Cedar Ridge Dr
Duncanville 75137

phone: 972-708-2129
fax: 972-708-2020