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607.20 Student Health Services

Health services are an integral part of comprehensive school improvement, assisting all students to increase learning, achievement, and performance. Health services coordinate and support existing programs to assist each student in achievement of an optimal state of physical, mental and social well being. Student health services ensure continuity and create linkages between school, home, and community service providers. The District’s comprehensive school improvement plan, needs, and resources determine the linkages.

The Superintendent/designee, in conjunction with the (school nurse, public health nurse, school health team, any other appropriate individuals, etc.) will develop administrative regulations implementing this policy. The Superintendent/designee will provide a written report on the role of health services in the education program to the Board annually.

Legal Reference:
No Child Left Behind, Title II, Sec. 1061, P.L. 107-110.
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.
20 U.S.C. 1232g § -1400 -6301 et seq.
29 U.S.C. § 794(a) 
28 C.F.R.35
34 C.F.R. pt. 99, 104, 200, 300 et seq.
Iowa Code §§ 22.7, 139A.3. .8, .21; 143.1, 152, 256.7(24), .11, 280.23 
281 I.A.C. 12.3(4), (7), (11); 12.4(12); 12.8; 41.405.
282 I.A.C. 15.3(14); 22.
641 I.A.C. 7.
655 I.A.C. 6, 6.3(1), 6.3(6), 6.6(1), 7.
2001 IASB Policy Primer

Cross Reference:
501.20 Entrance Requirements-Evidence of Age
507 Series: Student Health and Well-Being

R.R. for Policy #607.20

Health Services will provide the following: Two screenings are completed annually by the Ankeny School Nurses: Vision screenings for all students in kindergarten through 5th grade; and color perception evaluations for all kindergarten boys.

The Heartland Area Educational Agency staff completes hearing screening annually for student in kindergarten through 5th grade and special needs students in 6th through 12th grades. If a parent/guardian does not wish to have their child participate in screenings, a written notice is to be given to the school nurse.

In addition to the health services provided in the curriculum, the District will provide the following District-wide health services:

  1. Report required communicable disease
  2. Report and maintain student immunization records
  3. Child abuse mandatory reporter
  4. Provide hazardous chemical disclosure
  5. Enforce the Iowa Immunization Law in grades DPS-12.
  6. Make home visits upon request within the scope of school policies.
  7. Maintain and keep current the health records for each student.
  8. Obtain health appraisals on students being staffed for special education programs.
  9. Dispense prescription and over the counter medications as per authorization of parents/guardians and physicians.
  10. Follow physician’s orders for certain special nursing procedures (ie. catheterization, blood sugar, etc.)
  11. Instruction on standard precautions

July 10, 1989

March 11, 2009
July 21, 2014
October 21, 2019

June 15, 2009
July 21, 2014
October 21, 2019