What We Do (Mission)

In partnership with parents and our community, AISD exists to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging, and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society.
As part of a comprehensive academic experience, students will practice healthy lifestyles.

Where We Want To Be (Vision)

AISD will be nationally recognized as an outstanding school district, instilling a passion for life-long learning in all students.
Children’s/AISD Student Health Services (SHS) is a comprehensive student health partnership and collaboration committed to optimizing the health and well-being of children and families by coordinating education, prevention, primary care, public health services, and advocacy. We will continue to be a catalyst for developing a robust, replicable national model, weaving a community based safety net supporting student achievement and well-being.

What We Believe In (Values)

  • Focus on Children
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Equity
  • Respect
  • Health and Safety

Children’s/AISD Student Health Services shares the values of AISD and Seton Healthcare Family, with a special concern toward improving the health of the poor and vulnerable.

How We Will Monitor Our Goals (Measurable Outcomes)

Prevention

  • AISD will meet state-mandated immunization requirements. (Evidence: Annual Texas Department Health Services Immunization Report)
    • Beyond meeting state standards and to address potential disparities within the District, AISD will exceed state-mandated immunization requirements in that each campus will achieve at least 95% compliance with state mandated immunizations, reflecting the immunization status of children in the neighborhoods served by the campus. (Evidence: Annual Immunization Report)
  • Through collaboration with Children’s Optimal Health, child obesity and cardiovascular fitness will be tracked spatially both by campus and by neighborhood of residence for students. (Evidence: COH maps)
  • AISD will comply with all state-mandated health screening requirements. (Evidence: Vision, Hearing, Spinal, Diabetes Type 2 (previously named Acanthosis Nigricans) Screenings, TB Survey)

Safety

  • School Safety will be monitored through multiple mechanisms including the Environment of Care Survey, review and analysis of all SHS incident/accident reports, communicable disease surveillance and management. (Evidence: Survey Reports, CQI Review)
  • Student Health Service staff will serve as first responders in emergency situations. (Evidence: SHS Incident Reports)
  • Individual student’s special health needs will be addressed via the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) development; 504 process; Child Study Team process; and/or development of a case management plan, depending on the needs of the student.  (Evidence: Student record documentation).

Ill and Injured Child Care

  • Ill and injured child health services will be offered in a manner that promotes school attendance and child health as evidenced by the return to class rate. (Evidence: Return to Class Rate, Attendance Data)
  • Students needing medication during the school day will, with parent permission, receive their medication as prescribed. (Evidence: Med logs, CQI Reports)

Special Populations/Reduction of Health Disparities/Removing Barriers to School Success

  • Students having a health condition requiring close monitoring and support in order to succeed in school will be offered RN case management services. (Evidence: SHIS Reports)
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Adolescent Pregnancy
    • Behavioral Health
    • Children with other significant health conditions, such as seizures, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, and severe obesity.
  • Reducing Health Disparities (Economically disadvantaged, Homeless, Mobile, Pregnant/parenting students)
    • Health Insurance Access (Evidence: AISD insurance report, insure-a-kid)
    • Children’s Health Express (CHEX) Mobile Pediatric Care Unit (Evidence: CHEX Report)
    • Teen Pregnancy Initiative
    • Dental Collaboration Report (Evidence: St. David’s Community Health Foundation)
    • Sports Physicals Collaboration (Evidence: Community Physician Participation in free sports physicals, Coordination with Travis County Medical Society in conjunction with AISD and Children’s/AISD Student Health Services)

Quality and Customer Satisfaction

  • Nationally Certified School Nurses
  • Students will have access to an SHS health team member at the time of need, at least 90% of the time. (Evidence: SHIS Reports, Surveys, AISD Staff health care data)
  • Staffing Patterns with respect to campus acuity
  • The provision of high quality student health services will be reflected in high levels of customer satisfaction.  Survey results will be used to identify and to continue to improve satisfaction. (Evidence: Customer surveys)