Reading through the many headlines of what is happening in schools across the country this Monday morning is jarring. I have included examples from the past few weeks of articles that involve school nurses and school health. They are a cross-section of the challenges that schools are grappling with, and all impact school safety. From gun violence to edibles and everything in between, these news stories give a birds-eye view of the social issues that are playing out in the classrooms, hallways, lunchrooms, and health offices of schools across the country. It is no wonder that those who devote their professional lives to caring for other people’s children are exhausted and overwhelmed.
Schools and families are partners in caring for our nation’s children. But it seems we are more often at odds with each other than actual allies. We have to repair the ruptured relationships, but it will take a concerted effort from all of us. The lift is heavy and the responsibilities immense, but school nurses rise to the occasion every single day, 185 days a year for our nation’s 56 million children. Join us, parents, caregivers, and school board members, we are caring for your children.
‘I am mad’: 3rd grader wants more security after Va. school shooting
Menchville High School boosts security after trespassing incident A group of unauthorized visitors entered the building during school hours Friday, and one of them assaulted a student, according to school officials.
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Field trips and ‘biological sex at birth’ among changes in Palm Beach County schools Palm Beach County’s school board make changes to how students get health care, are checked for head lice and go on overnight field trips.
Schenectady High School student administered anti-overdose medication at school, is hospitalized
Report eyes role for schools, pediatric providers in behavioral health crisis
As officials work to address student mental health, Bennington Elementary School principal announces plan to resign
‘There’s nobody’: Nurse shortage is hitting K-12 schools in Massachusetts
Challenges evolve for Santa Fe school nurses as pandemic eases