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Health Services

Kelly Simpson, RN Huntertown School Nurse, District Health Coordinator,
School Nurse Supervisor
Hope Woodcock, RN Northside and Simmons School Nurse
Jennie Christopher, LPN Southside School Nurse
Robin Reed, RN WCMS School Nurse
Paula Combs, RN WCHS and Safe Harbor School Nurse

It is the goal of the Woodford County Public School district nurses to support student health and academic success by contributing to a healthy and safe school environment.  We support education by advancing and promoting health for all students through the implementation of professional nursing skills, health education, and the development of individualized health management so that all students can achieve their greatest potential.  We recognize each child's individual needs and acknowledge the importance of a cooperative relationship between families, health care providers, and the school community to provide a supportive system that meets the needs of students.  

Meeting health requirements for school attendance is an important part of making sure your child is ready for school.  Woodford County Public Schools is responsible for monitoring compliance with various student health requirements including compliance for immunizations, physicals and dental/vision exams.  The district nurses also complete staff trainings for certain health conditions and medication administration, assist with the IEP/ARC/504 processes for students with health/medical needs and collaborate with local agencies and organizations to provide health education and other services to the schools.

We believe healthy children learn better and we are committed to providing school environments that promote and protect student health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.  The district wellness policy is on the district website and each school's wellness plan is on this Health Services page.  You may contact Kelly Simpson (District Health Coordinator) or Courtney Quire (Coordinator of Food Services) if you are interested in becoming a part of the District Wellness Committee.

Additional Info

Medication Administration and Self-Carry Policies

Medication Forms

Emergency Action Plan

Health Requirements

Immunization Certificate
KRS 214. 034 requires any child enrolled as a regular attendee in all public or private primary or secondary schools, and preschool programs shall have a current immunization certificate and be on file within two weeks of the child’s attendance. Information including school immunization legislation and regulations, school immunization schedules, school immunization reporting forms and requirements can be found at the Kentucky Immunization Program Web site.

Preventative Health Care Examination Form
702 KAR 1:160 requires each child first entering a Kentucky public school or entering Grade 6 to present a Kentucky Preventative Health Care Examination Form.  This exam may be completed up to one year prior to initial entry. 

Vision Exam Form
KRS 156.160 (1)(i) requires proof of a vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  This evidence shall be submitted to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a three (3), four (4), five (5) or six (6) year old is enrolled in public school, public preschool, or Head Start program.

Dental Screening/Exam Form 
Kentucky law in KRS 156.160 (j) requires proof of a dental screening or examination by a dentist, dental hygienist, physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to be presented to the school no later than January 1 of the first year that a five (5) or six (6) year old child is enrolled in public school.

School Wellness Plans 2017-18

Woodford County Public Schools

330 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4600
Fax: 859-879-3961