NEW Relfection as of February 21, 2020 - Lakeland's School Nurses

There is no greater display of dedication and caring than that of the school nurse. Lakeland has eighteen full and part-time nurses providing health care services at our eight schools as well as individual services for students with special needs.  

Nurses are critical in helping to reduce the spread of infections and communicable illnesses, especially this time of year.  Throughout the school year, they deal with bumps and bruises, headaches, stomach aches, and for many children, the nurse's office is a safe haven during a bad day. The nurses provide specialized services to students with disabilities, and they constantly communicate with parents and healthcare professionals to ensure the wellness of our students.

The storing, control, and dispensing of medications, monitoring immunization records, screening programs, clearing athletes for participation, concussion management, and so much more give you just a snapshot of all the tasks and responsibilities our school nurses have daily.

School nurses have one of the most stressful and demanding jobs but choose to work in our schools because of their love for children and making sure they are healthy and ready to learn. 

On behalf of the Lakeland Central School District, I offer my heartfelt thanks to all of our nurses, our Chief Medical Officer, and the support staff who help them every day. We could not function without them.

Dr. George Stone
Lakeland Central School District