Health Services FAQ

How do I contact my school nurse?

  • You may contact the Lead RN Margee Poole at 217‐373‐5580

Or

  • Contact your child’s school.
    They will contact your school nurse, who will communicate with you as soon as possible.

What do Nurses do for the schools?

  • Work with parents to set up action plans and safety plans for students with medical needs, for example:  asthma, allergies, diabetes, sickle cell, seizure disorders.
  • Participate in medically related IEP and 503 meetings.
  • Serve as  a consultant on medically related issues.
  • Arrange or provide trainings for school staff on relevant topics.
  • Assist with tracking and monitoring compliance of state health requirements (physicals, immunization, dental exams, vision exams).

Who are the Unit 4 Nurses?

There are two full time and nine part time nurses, plus substitutes.

All of the Champaign Unit 4 Schools have a nurse assigned to assist them. These assignments may change from time to time; please contact Lead Nurse Margee Poole to connect with your school's nurse. 217-373-5580.

What do Nurses do for students and families?

  • Assist students with medication in accordance with Unit 4 Board Policy.
  • Assist students with chronic conditions (such as diabetes and asthma) to manage their health care needs while at school.
  • Education on health related topics.
  • Communicate with health care providers, when appropriate.
  • Liaison between school and parents, when appropriate.
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