COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 86

April 20, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

School Nurse Day

 

Governor Kaine has officially established May 9, 2007, as School Nurse Day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Certificate of Recognition can be found at the following website: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Health/home.html.

 

School nurses are being acknowledged for their work, which includes:

 

  • Promoting health as crucial to the growth, development, and subsequent educational success of children

 

  • Enhancing the educational process for students by helping them meet their individual healthcare needs

 

  • Fostering the health of students through health screening, health education, prevention programs, and communication with family, teachers and school administrators

 

  • Providing professional health services in order to promote learning and student success.

 

Division superintendents are encouraged to join Governor Kaine and the Department of Education in recognizing Virginia school nurses for the compassionate and dedicated service that they provide to Virginia students, families, and schools.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Tia B. Campbell, school health specialist, at 804-786-8671 or e-mail at Tia.Campbell@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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