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School Health Screenings

Once again Southeast Community College Beatrice Nursing Students came to Fairbury Public Schools to assisted in conducting the school health screenings. The State of Nebraska mandates that schools screen students in Preschool to 4th grade, 7th and 10th graders, along with any new student to the district.

“It is so nice to have the SCC nursing students come and assist with these screenings,” said FPS school nurse, Becki Schmidt. “They screened over 500 students in three days. They not only helped me but they were also doing their clinical rotation for their Growth and Development class.”

The students are screened for height, weight, vision, hearing, and dental. If the student fails a screening the school nurse will rescreen the student at a later time and if they fail again a letter will be sent home to parents.