Cape Girardeau School District has provided for the health and physical well-being of students through the establishment of a district wide student health services program. The purpose of the district health services program is to help each student attend school in optimum health, and to benefit from the school experience.
Nurses and other professionals are employed to staff the health services program, and serve under the direction of the building principal. They provide students with current information in health education, conduct periodic vision and scoliosis screenings, maintain health and immunization records, and are available for health assistance.
There is a Health Services Manual that contains the policies, procedures, standing orders, forms, letters to parents, and other general information pertaining to Health Services. Copies of this Manual are available for viewing and are located in the Board of Education Office and in each building's health office.