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The LaPoynor Independent School District places a strong emphasis on the health and well-being of its students by employing a dedicated team consisting of a full-time nurse and school counselor. This team collaborates to address a wide range of healthcare needs, providing essential services to support the overall health of the school community.

Comprehensive Health Services: The school health service goes beyond basic care and encompasses a range of offerings such as preventive care, education, emergency care, referrals, and the management of acute and chronic health conditions. This comprehensive approach is designed not only to address immediate health concerns but also to promote long-term well-being among students.

Objectives of Health Services: The stated objectives of the health services include promoting student health, identifying and preventing health problems and injuries, and ensuring proper care for students. The district prioritizes screening, health counseling, urgent and emergency care, and timely intervention for health problems to create a holistic and proactive health program.

Collaborative Approach: The district nurse works collaboratively with students, parents, educators, staff members, and the broader community to provide resources aimed at supporting students' health. This collaborative approach recognizes that health is a collective responsibility and involves various stakeholders working together to create a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning.

Primary Purpose of the School Health Program: The primary purpose of LaPoynor ISD's school health program is to optimally maintain, promote, protect, and improve the health of students, staff, and the community. The district nurse's role extends beyond immediate care, focusing on preventive measures, health education, and facilitating access to professional care when needed.

Complementary Role of Parents and Healthcare Providers: While the school health program plays a crucial role in supporting students, it is emphasized that the school nurse is not a substitute for the healthcare that parents should provide for their children. The district encourages individuals to utilize the services of private physicians, dentists, vision specialists, and community health agencies. The school health program facilitates access to these services and collaborates with appropriate agencies as necessary.

Credentials and Role of the School Nurse: The school nurse, with a high level of academic preparation and current state licensure, is positioned as a key player in strengthening and facilitating the educational process. Beyond immediate care, the school nurse identifies and assists in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to the learning process for individual children.


In summary, LaPoynor ISD's school health program adopts a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensure the well-being of students, staff, and the community. The focus on prevention, education, and timely intervention reflects a commitment to fostering a healthy and supportive learning environment.


April 2024 SHAC Meeting Minutes

This SHAC Meeting was held on Thursday, April 25, 2024. This SHAC Meeting was chaired by our nurse on the secondary campus, Leah Holcomb. Click "More Info" to hear audio from this meeting.
An image of Pam Bailey

Pam Bailey

Elementary Nurse
An image of Leah Holcomb

Leah Holcomb

Secondary Nurse