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Contact: Dean Jackson Office of Public Information
Phone: 770.254.2736
Fax: 770.254.2807
Email: dean.jackson@cowetaschools.org 

September 6, 2017

School Nurses serve all Coweta County Schools

2017 School Nurses 2Coweta County School System’s School nurses began the school year with a meeting at the systems Werz Drive central offices, to discuss the upcoming year.

The system’s nursing staff discussed state of Georgia guidelines and state-wide school nursing issues, and planned for their activities during the new school year.

Each of Coweta County's 31 public schools have a school clinic staffed by a licensed nurse. They serve Coweta County School System’s 22,600 students and 3,000 staff members in many ways throughout the school year.

In the 2016-17 school year, school nurses treated 106,925 student illnesses and injuries, supervised 79,058 medication administrations, and performed 34,393 special procedures for students including blood sugar checks, catheterizations, tube feedings and other procedures. Other duties included conferencing with teachers and parents concerning students’ medical needs, immunization record surveillance, monitoring community health issues that may impact schools, and conducting routine health screenings like vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings. Nurses even reported 7,195 employee visits during the school year.

Nurses’ activities are all done with the aim of supporting student learning throughout the school day. “The main question we ask ourselves is ‘can this student return to the classroom and learn at their best today?” said system head nurse Sally Millians.

2017 School Nurses 1

The Coweta County School System’s school nurses met at the beginning of the school year for a day of planning and preparation. Above, left to right, are school nurses at the meeting, including, front row, Shelley Brewer (White Oak), Beth Furey (Brooks), Regina Cook (permanent substitute), Caroline Young (Arnall), Karen Couch (Newnan High), Susan Waller (Ruth Hill), Carolina McMeans (permanent substitute), Brandy Taylor (Burwell), Cindy Jones (Willis Road), Kayla Scott (Elm Street), Katie Rypkema (Poplar Road), Carol Fischel (Moreland), Wilma McCann (Lee), Linda Benoist (substitute), Linda Hughes (Northgate), Deborah Roberts (East Coweta High), Deena Kasparek (East Coweta High), Kathleen Ashton (Northside), Meta Thompson (East Coweta Middle), Pat Casbarro (Northgate High), Becky Skidmore (Newnan Crossing), Martha Fleckenstein (Canongate), Heather Espy (Welch), Kate Caswell (Madras), Kim Elrod (Glanton), Laurie Ward (Newnan High); second row Leslie Storey (Jefferson Parkway), Susan Beckom (Western), Darlene Garner (Atkinson), Carissa Gill (Thomas Crossroads), Cindy Petrie (Smokey Road), Angie Harris (Evans), Katie Sims (System Staff Nurse), Amanda McLendon (Arnco-Sargent), Rebecca Sims (Arbor Springs), Sally Millians (System Head Nurse). Not Pictured is nurse Michelle Snider (Eastside).