LITTLE ROCK, AR (News Release) The Arkansas Public School Health Services Advisory Committee is asking parents statewide to complete a survey on the health services provided by their child's public school.
A law passed last year by Representative Andy Mayberry and Senator Joyce Elliott required the state to form a task force to look at student health and health services in Arkansas public schools. This committee includes 19 members from education and health services backgrounds who will study school health services and needs and inform the General Assembly so that it can determine the best school health policies and practices for Arkansas school children. One of the goals is to ensure adequate and appropriate health care workers on site to attend to students.
The committee began working in September and would like to have public input. The committee hopes to get parent feedback to learn how they feel about the health care of their children during school hours. The survey will be available online from Jan. 6- Jan. 31, 2014. Parents are requested to only complete one survey for their family. The committee encourages the parent of multiple students to complete the survey referring to the child with the most medical needs.
To take the survey, click here