Health Department Overview

  •  Welcome to Madison City Schools Health Services

    School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.  Addopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.

Meet Our Nurses

  • Front row from left to right:  Abby Turner, RN-Heritage Elementary, Jackie Herman, LPN-James Clemens High School, Jenn Duvall, LPN-Bob Jones High School, Donna Teasley, LPN-Liberty Middle School, Becky Tucker, RN-System Supervising Nurse, Jen Al DiJaili, RN-Rainbow Elementary, June Lawniczak, RN-James Clemens High School, Nicole Wilson, RN-Journey Middle School

    Second row from left to right: Kemi Loftin, RN-Discovery MIddle School, Aimee Allen, RN-MidTown Elementary School, Benita Tunstill, RN-Liberty Middle School, Denitris Hudgins, LPN-Mill Creek Elementary School, Erin Marion, RN-Mill Creek Elementary School, Tamela Norman, LPN-Discovery Middle School, Aja Meisenheimer, LPN-Columbia Elementary School, Shelia Kasulka, RN-Bob Jones High School, Pam Siniard, LPN-West Madison Pre-K Center, Stacy Gaba, RN-System Itinerant Nurse

    Back row from left to right: Lisa Harmon, RN-Horizon Elementary School, Laura Arthur,LPN-Rainbow Elementary School, Lori Erwin, LPN-Columbia Elementary School, Laura Dickinson, RN-Columbia Elementary School, Jenny Brooks, RN-Madison Elementary School, Ashley Zimnowski, RN-System Nurse Educator

District Nurse's News

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Since cold and flu season is upon us, we wanted to review the Madison City School System’s policy regarding illnesses. Children do not perform well at school if their health is compromised. If your student has any of the following symptoms, please follow these guidelines and consider consulting with their primary care physician for further evaluation as needed. People exhibiting these symptoms could be contagious and expose others to illness if at school.

    The following are guidelines from the Madison City School System Code of Conduct for keeping your child home from school:

    • Temperature of one hundred (100.0) degrees F or higher (Must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication).

    • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last twenty-four hours.

    • Productive cough

    • Rashes of unknown origin may be readmitted with evidence of physician diagnosis and any treatment that is required.

    • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) may return to school 24 hours after treatment has started or when the doctor clears the student to return.  

    • Streptococcal (strep throat) may be readmitted with evidence of physician diagnosis and a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of antibiotic treatment and fever free (see above).

    • Undiagnosed open sores that appear infectious (oozing fluid or pus) must be seen by a physician. The student can return after being cleared by a doctor.

    Remember the best way to prevent illness is to encourage consistent handwashing, proper rest, and a healthy diet.

    We appreciate your cooperation.


    Becky Tucker, BSN, RN, NCSN

    System Supervising Nurse, Madison City Schools


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  • Attention Parents of New Students: Please provide  a HARD COPY of the Certificate of Immunization (COI) to the school nurse for verification.  Uploading a copy is NOT sufficient. We do not print COI from ImmPRINT. You must get the COI from your child's doctor, clinic, or health department.

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