Student Services provides a variety of health-related programs to district students. Annually, PUSD school nurses screen children for vision and hearing problems. Health Services also provides health counseling for students, staff, and parents, including communicable disease control. Our nursing staff is led by three credentialed school nurses, supported by five Healthcare assistants and five CNAs. Our healthcare assistants include both registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.
PUSD School Nurses are baccalaureate prepared RNs with additional training and education who choose to practice nursing and promote health in the school setting. School nurses collaborate with families, physicians, counselors, psychologists, and other members of the school team to advocate for children and enrich their learning. School nurses promote health and safety at school through various activities, including conducting health screenings and assessments, managing acute and chronic health conditions, performing health education and training
Automated External Defibrillators
In case of an emergency, defibrillators are available on all Porterville Unified School District sites.
Oral Health Assessment Form
California law (Education Code Section 49452.8) states your child must have a dental check-up by May 31 of his/her first year in public school. A California licensed dental professional operating within his scope of practice must perform the check-up and fill out Section 2 of this form. If your child had a dental check-up in the 12 months before he/she started school, ask your dentist to fill out Section 2. If you are unable to get a dental check-up for your child, fill out Section 3.