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Description of Health Services

The Bonita Unified School District Health Services Department consist of a District Nurse, a full time school nurse and part time school nurses as needed. There are Health Clerks at each of the 13 school sites within the school district who work during school hours. The Health Clerks provide first aid under the indirect supervision of a school nurse. To see the contact information for your child's school health staff, please see the Staff list provided for your reference.

The 13 Health Offices have between 90,000 and 100,000 student visits annually.
School nurses are the link between health care and education. The school nurses provide health care to the district as the only credentialed, licensed, qualified health care professionals for students, staff and parents.

Under the direction of the District Nurse, the School Nurses, with the assistance of the Health Clerks, provide the following services:

  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Assess and write Health and Developmental Histories on special education students as requested.
  • Hearing screenings for all K, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th graders, and all special education students annually.
  • Vision Screenings for all K, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th graders, and all special education students annually.
  • Dental Screenings for all K, 2nd, 5th, and 8th graders annually.
  • Monitor chronically ill students with Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, heart problems and other diseases as necessary.
  • Resource for staff wellness.
  • Interpret medical diagnoses and other medical treatments/interventions for staff.
  • Find medical resources for students with health needs.
  • Administer staff and student TB Tests.
  • Supervise Health Offices.
  • Train Health Clerks as necessary.
  • Scoliosis Screening for 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys.
  • Drug abuse counseling with students and their parents.
  • First Aid.