School Health Program

School Health
  • Franklin County School Nurses are available as a health promotion resource for students and staff during the school day.  Nurses are assigned to multiple schools and make visits to these schools weekly.  Medical care and first aid provided by school nurses is primarily for illnesses and injuries that occur during the school day.


    Requirements for School Entry


    • 5 doses of Dtap
    • 4 doses of Polio
    • 2 doses of MMR
    • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
    • 2 doses of Varicella 
    • 4 doses of Pneumococcal
    • 1 booster dose of Tdap required for seventh graders
    • 1 Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) for seventh graders


    Health Assessment

    Effective July 1, 2016 - all students who are enrolling in a public school in N.C. for the first time must present a health assessment within 30 days of enrollment. This applies to all students in grades Kindergarten - 12.  

    All health assessments must be completed by a licensed health care provider on this form.  Page down and click on the first form available.


    Immunization Status - For all vaccine preventable illnesses (Measles, Pertussis, Mumps, etc.) -  students who have not provided proof of full vaccination due to medical or religious beliefs will be excluded from school based upon recommendations from the local Health Department and the CDC.


    Nurses and First Responders during Extra Curricular Activities

    Nurses and First Responders are typically available during school hours to assist with student health needs. It is the parent's responsibility to communicate health needs to the coordinator of any sports or other extracurricular activities that occur outside of the school day.  Parents should also ensure that students have access to any emergency medications that are required outside of school hours.

Franklin County School Nurses

  • Photo of Franklin County School Nurses.  From left, Jessica, Kathy, Emily, Tammy, Megan, Lisa, Marla, Sandy

    Franklin County School Nurses - From left - Jessica Huffman, BSN, RN, NCSN; Kathy Jones, BSN, RN, NCSN; Emily Grissom, BSN, RN; Tammy Perry, BSN, RN, NCSN; Megan Unrue, BSN, RN, NCSN; Lisa Pursell-Morris, BSN, RN, NCSN; Marla King, BSN, RN, NCSN; Sandy Cabe, RN, BSN, NCSN

  • Bunn Elementary School / Louisburg High School
  • Bunn Middle School / Bunn High School
  • Cedar Creek Middle School / Terrell Lane Middle School
  • Edward Best Elementary School / Youngsville Elementary School
  • Franklinton Elementary School / Long Mill Elementary School
  • Franklinton High School / Central Office
  • Louisburg Elementary School / Laurel Mill Elementary School
  • Royal Elementary School / Franklinton Middle School
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