Republic School District

Department Overview
The health services staff is here to partner with you and the school faculty/staff to ensure a healthy and safe environment for your child to learn and grow.   Each school building has a health office that is staffed by a nurse and is accessible to your child during school hours.  Our goal is to help keep your child healthy and in school learning.  If your child has a chronic health issue, concern or special needs, we will work with you and your doctor to ensure your child has his/her needs met.  Please contact your child's nurse for any concerns at any time during the school year.
February is Heart Health Month.  
7 Steps of Health  
Colds and other illnesses
A few quick reminders to keep your child healthy and in school learning:
  • Wash hands frequently, before/after eating, after using the restroom and after blowing nose.  If soap and water are unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Germs spread this way. 
  • Keep your child home if he or she is ill.
  • Student must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication such Tylenol or Ibuprofen before they may return to school. 
  • Get the flu shot to keep your child healthy. 
  • Eat nutritious meals, drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest to build strong immune systems. 
See our Communicable Diseases Resource page for other common childhood illnesses that your student is likely to encounter during their childhood years.  We strive to provide a healthy, learning environment for your child each and every day.  It also takes parents, patrons and community partners to help minimize illnesses circulating in our community.  Together, we can help prevent the spread of summer time colds and viruses.
Building Nurse Contact Information
Early Childhood Center 
Cindy Thompson, BSN, RN
(417) 735-3736
Lyon Elementary
Lisa Jones, RN
(417) 732-3630
McCulloch Elementary
Nancy Leonard, RN
(417) 732-3620
Price Elementary
Amy Searson, RN
(417) 732-3690
Schofield Elementary
Chelsea Hudson, BSN, RN
(417) 732-3610
Sweeney Elementary
Sarah Hanley, RN
(417) 732-3670
Middle School 
Rebecca Coffey, RN
(417) 732-3640
High School 
Mandie O'Hara, RN
(417) 732-3650
Head Nurse Contact Information
Natalie Botkin, BSN, RN, NCSN
District Head Nurse
Wellness Program Coordinator
Care To Learn Liason 
Health Services Department
4370 S. RepMo Drive
Republic, MO 65738 
P: 417.732-3650 x 5153
F: 417.735.3729