Indicator 5

The school's health services have an adequate number of certified/licensed personnel and support staff (See Guideline on Health Services) who:

• emergency response plans are written, known by everyone in the building, and are able to be activated in a moment’s notice
• student health records are available to health service providers and kept in locked and confidential files

What to Look for:


  • provide preventative health services and direct intervention services
    •  preventative and intervention services are available throughout the school day
  • use an appropriate referral process
    • a process is in place for teachers, staff members, and administrators to make appropriate referrals
  • conduct ongoing student health assessments
    • regular student health assessments are performed at school and all important medical information is maintained 
  • use ongoing, relevant assessment data, including feedback from the school community, to improve services and ensure each student achieves the school’s 21st century learning expectations
    • regular feedback from students, parents, and teachers is collected as one basis for evaluating and improving the delivery of health services
    • health services personnel continually make improvements to their programs and services throughout the year based on feedback and self-assessments
    • health services personnel and the supervisors/administrators of the program meet on at least a yearly basis to review the services provided and to make needed program revisions
    • the school has established clear evaluation standards for each of the health services and programs that are related to the school-wide expectations, and the school assesses the success of these programs in promoting student learning