Student HandbookThe primary task of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center is to provide a meaningful program of studies that will aid you in becoming an efficient worker and a self-supporting, respectable citizen. To accomplish this goal, you must not only become skilled in your chosen occupational field, but develop those traits necessary to interact with other people. The staff and administration of FCCTC will provide you with tremendous opportunities to explore new horizons and reach for your ... More
Health Services Available to All Students
A full-time Certified School Nurse is available all day at the Career Center providing the following services:
Daily Care of Students and Staff
- First Aid
- Nursing assessment for illness
- Nursing intervention for chronic health problems
- Referrals to physicians
Communicable Disease Control
Students will be excluded from school for the following communicable diseases:
- Chicken pox – until all lesions are scabbed over (5-7 days)
- Strep Throat and conjunctivitis – until 24 hours afer treatment
- Head lice and scabies – must be treated before returning to school
Maintenance of Students’ Health Records
A health record is kept on file for each student throughout his/her school career. This record includes medical history and treatment for injuries and illnesses.
Our medication policy requires a written physician’s order as well as written parental consent for all prescription and nonprescription medications. All medication must be in the original pharmacy container. Please contact the school nurse for medication permission forms.
The nurse administers daily medications as prescribed by private physicians.
Nursing Management for Students with Disabilities
Acts as medical liaison for children who may have a chronic or temporary disability
Identifies environmentally sensitive students and staff, and collaborates with administration to provide a safe school environment
Health Agency Referrals
Refers students and staff to appropriate community health agencies
Health Insurance Enrollment
The nurse works with families with no health insurance. The state of
The nurse is available for individual consultation for students and staff.
The nurse is a member of the Student Assistance Team.
The nurse may participate in IEP meetings for students with special needs.
Guidelines for School Attendance
A child with vomiting or diarrhea should be kept home for 24 hours after symptoms have been resolved. If your child has persistent pain, fever and poor oral intake, s/he should be seen by a physician.
Any child with a fever of 100 degrees or above should remain at home until 24 hours after the fever has resolved.
If cold and cough symptoms are persistent and associated with a fever, your child should be seen by a physician.
If the white part of your child’s eye is red and the eye has a yellow or green discharge, your child may have conjunctivitis, and s/he must see a physician. Children with conjunctivitis may return to school after 24 hours of treatment.
Strep throat and impetigo require 24 hours of medication before a student can return to school.
Head lice requires treatment before a student can return to school.
Chicken pox cases must stay home until all lesions are scabbed over, approximately 5-7 days.
~Please notify the school nurse when your child is under medical care for any of the above illnesses~
James Freeman, M.D. serves as our school physician and as a medical resource to the school nurse.