Parents are primarily responsible for the health of their children; school nurses work in partnership with parents in providing health services to their children while in school.
The appropriate roles of the school nurse in the health program include manager of school health care by assessing needs, planning and implementing interventions and evaluation outcomes; advocate for the rights of children to promote a healthier student population; health counselor for children, parents and school personnel.
Every school-aged child is entitled to educational opportunities that will allow him/her to reach full potential as an individual and prepare him/her for responsibility as a healthy citizen.
Every child is entitled to a level of health that permits optimum use of educational opportunities. The school health program, through the components of health services and health education, provides understanding and knowledge for Republic RIII School District students to base decisions for the promotion and protection of individual, family and community health.