Immunizations Mandatory for Students

     Tennessee state law requires that all children entering Williamson County Schools must have proof of all immunizations completed.  Any student who does not meet these state requirements will be suspended from school until proof is received.
Immunizations required for all students in Williamson County include DPT, four doses; Polio, four doses; MMR, two doses.
Hepatitis B, three doses, is required for all students entering kindergarten and seventh grade. This is a series of three shots given at specific times.  Varicella (Chickenpox) is required for all students entering kindergarten. They must show proof of receiving vaccine or a verbal statement from a parent stating history of having the disease.  Early childhood students ages three through five must meet the state immunizations for young children prior to kindergarten as well.

A Nurse for Every School

     After several years of growth, each school has its own nurse to work with the increasing number of medical issues found in schools today. Because of small enrollment, College Grove Elementary will share a nurse with Middle College High and the Alternative Learning Center. Pinewood Elementary, which has a population of about 100 children, will be covered by an elementary nurse who will also serve a school that does not have as many daily medical needs. 

Health Services for Fairview and Page Area Schools

     After experiencing success with the Williamson County School Health Pilot Project in the Fairview area schools, the program is expanding to include Centennial High, Franklin High and Page area schools including Page Middle, Page High, Bethesda Elementary, Trinity Elementary and College Grove Elementary for the 2006-07 school year. With written permission from parents, school nurses will be able to provide several services that would not be available to students. For more information about this program or for answers to any other school health questions, contact Jorja Trocino, nurse coordinator at 472-4269.

 

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