Health Services FAQ
How do I contact my school nurse?
- You may contact the Lead RN Margee Poole at 217‐373‐5580
- 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.