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Health Services

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To provide health services and health education to District 272 schools. To remove or modify barriers to learning that are caused by health related issues by working collaboratively with educators, administrators, support staff, students and families.

School Health Services Team

The school health services team focuses on promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff so that learning is maximized. The school nurses are:

  • Judy Gerstenberger, RN, BSN cell #: 208-691-2648 jgerstenberger@lakeland272.org
    Spirit Lake Elementary, Athol Elementary, Timberlake Jr. High, Timberlake High School

  • Michele Harding, RN, cell #: 208-661-0973 mharding@lakeland272.org 
    Garwood Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary, Lakeland High School

  • Heather Chatterton, RN, cell #: 208-659-5242 hchatterton@lakeland272.org
    Betty Kiefer Elementary, John Brown Elementary, Lakeland Junior High School, Moutainview Alternative High School, Preschool.


  • Health screening and referrals: vision and scoliosis

  • Immunization compliance review

  • Communicable Disease monitoring/control/prevention

  • Health Education: Hand washing, Growth and Development, Dental Health, Asthma Education, HIV/AIDS

  • Visits to schools: individual student/staff visits and consultation and referral for health related issues

  • Attend school’s multidisciplinary team meetings when student or school issues have a health-related component

  • Distribute health supplies to schools

  • Identify ‘medically fragile’ students and implement health care plan/emergency plan

  • Liaison to families and community for information related to health, financial assistance/health insurance.

  • Provide CPR/AED and First Aid training to school district staff.

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