The district nurse coordinates and directs the district administrative policies governing medication administration, immunization compliance, communicable disease control, screening services, emergency nursing services, and health room procedures.
The position is also responsible for monitoring student illnesses and absences in all schools in the event of a local, regional, national or worldwide pandemic, and coordinating control efforts with local health officials during such times.
The district nurse confers with physicians of students who have health concerns, discusses health concerns with students, makes home visits to students when needed, and arranges homebound instruction for students with prolonged illnesses.
Each school is also staffed with a full-time health aide and there are trained emergency medical responders in each school who are CPR certified. All student health information is kept confidential.
The Delavan-Darien School District Nurse is:
Jackie Belken-Pecor, RN, BSN
Healthy habits can protect you and your children from getting germs or spreading germs at home, work and school. Simple actions can stop germs and prevent illness.
- Take care: Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Keep hands clean.
- Cover your mouth and nose. Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and drop it in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough and sneeze in your sleeve.
- Clean your hands often. Wash your hands with soap and water every time you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based gels also work well.
- Remind your children to practice healthy habits, too. Germs that cause colds, coughs, flu, and pneumonia can spread easily.
- Watch your child for symptoms of illness. Keep children with a fever home from school.
- Healthy habits stop germs. At home, work and school.
Walworth County Public Health Department
Phone: (262) 741-3140
TTY: (262) 741-3255
Spanish Line: (262) 741-3139
Wisconsin law requires that all children entering school for the first time be immunized against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella (DTP/DTaP/DT/Td, Tdap, Polio, Hep B, MMR, Var). Immunization requirements (see below) can be waived only if a signed health, personal conviction or religious exemption is filed with the school.
All district students, prior to entrance into kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades are strongly encouraged to have a report of a recent physical and dental examination on record in the school nurse’s office by October 1 of that year.
If your child received his/her immunizations in Wisconsin, you may be able to access your child’s immunization records on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) website.