|Department: Health Services
|Pam Tamme, Certified Psychologist
||School Health Coordinator
||(859)-236-6634 ext. 3210
|Nichole Brown, RN
Boyle County Middle School
Boyle County High School
|Teri Gerlach, RN
Junction City Elementary
|Heather Preston, RN
Health is an essential part of education. Unhealthy children do not learn well, and not doing well in school increases the risk of being unhealthy as an adult. Boyle County recognizes the need to address the health (physical, mental and social) of children as a means to help them do well in school and to promote healthy habits after graduation. Boyle County participates in the Whole Child Initiative helping ensure students enter school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle
Health Services - School Health Services are provided by Registered Nurses and a Health Assistant. Individual Health Plans (IHPs) are developed for children with chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, seizures and others. If you have concerns about any health needs your son/daughter may have- please contact the nurse at school.
Students with health conditions that may need interventions at school should have an Individualized Health Plan (IHP) on file at school. If you indicated that your child has a medical condition, you may be asked to provide additional information by the school health staff. You can find IHP forms for Asthma, Seizures, Allergies, and Other Conditions in the downloads section on the right side of this page.
Medications- If your child needs medication during the school day, you should completed a medication authorization form (located in “downloads” section on the right of the page) and return to the school. Please note that medication should always be in the original container and labeled with the student’s name. Prescriptions must be in the most recent container and can only be given as ordered by your health care provider.
Health Plans- If your child has a health condition such as asthma, allergies, diabetes and seizures: the link to a health care plan can be found in the “downloads” section on the right of the page. We encourage parents to return health information for their children so staff can respond quickly and appropriately to any needs your child may have.
Food Allergies- We recognize the wide variety of allergies to foods children may suffer. Boyle County Schools follow guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To see specific forms please look for “food allergies” under the downloads section on this page.
Head Lice- The Boyle County procedures for control and management of head lice were developed based on national standards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The district procedures regarding health services can be found in the downloads section on the right of the page.
Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services- are provided by school counselors and school psychologists. A district specialist helps provide support for students and assists staff with classroom interventions as needed. A strong partnership also exists with local mental health providers.
Nutrition Environment and Services- Boyle County follows state and federal guidelines for meal programs while offering students excellent choices for both breakfast and lunch. Summer feeding programs are also in place in Boyle County.
Family Engagement- Each school has Family Resource/Youth Service Center staff in place to help address social needs. They are an important part of school teams that help provide supports for families.
Physical Education and Physical Activity- Every school has qualified Health/PE teachers providing classroom instruction. Elementary schools are working to find ways to increase physical activity during the school day
Social and Emotional Climate- Each school has a safety committee, with a chair who works with district staff on continuous improvement in the area of student safety. Regular drills are conducted together with community partners help students and staff stay trained and prepared for when threats occur.
Physical Environment- Our school faclities support and reinforce the health and well-being of each student and staff member.
Employee Wellness- Humana Vitality Checks and additional screenings are offered to staff annually.
Community Involvement- Our schools collaborate with the local community to promote the health and well-being of each student.
Boyle County Schools Whole Child Coalition- meets twice each year comprised of school personnel as well as community stakeholders from the healthcare, business and non- profit communities. Anyone interested in serving on this Coalition should contact Pam Tamme.
Health Data - can be found in the Downloads section to the right of the page
KIP Survey- Boyle County schools participates every 2 years in the KIP (Kentucky Incentive for Prevention) Survey. This is a statewide survey of students in grades 6,8,10 and 12 related to drug, alcohol and tobacco use. A comparison of student reports over the last several years is available in the Data Downloads section of this page.
Health Conditions - Provides a summary of student health conditions reported in 2013-2014
Click on the KCSS logo below to be directed to a parent handout about bullying.
Helpful Web Resources:
Kentucky Physical Examination
Kentucky Eye Examination
Head Lice CDC
Head Lice Pediatrics.org
Food Allergy Resources
Managing Food Allergies