The benefits of the program include:
· reduced absenteeism.
· fewer behavior problems in the classroom.
· improved student health and performance.
The Grainger County School System employees a full-time
registered nurse at each of its seven (7) schools. School nurses may be
contacted by calling individual schools.
Funding and support provided by the Tennessee Department of Education Coordinated School Health Act TCA 49-1-1002.
Coordinated School Health Initiatives
Ollie the Otter Seatbelt Safety
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
CPR training for staff & students
Immunizations for Staff
Tasty Days nutrition program with Grainger County Health Department
Student Health Screenings
Bike Safety /Bike Helmets
Second Harvest Back Pack Programs
Dental Partnership with Elgin Children’s Foundation
Dental Sealant Program with Regional Health Office
Healthy University programs
UT Extension programs
School Health Advisory Council
Healthy School Teams
Student Health Councils
Grainger County Health Council