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District Nurse

Junction City School District provides a full-time district nurse. Carol Puderbaugh RN BSN.
Nurse Puderbaugh's School Schedule:
Laurel Elementary - Monday and Wednesday
Oaklea Middle - Tuesday and Friday
JCHS - Thursday
Territorial Elementary - As needed.
 
 
JUUL or vape pen use or possession, is not permitted on any of our school campuses. Students found in possession or using one will be subject to disciplinary actions.  Beginning spring 2019, nicotine will be added to the panel of detectable drugs in the random testing of student athletes.
 
Vaping/JUUL resources:
 
 
"Why vaping is so dangerous for teens"
 
"I can't stop..."
 
JUULERS against JUUL video:
 
Multiple links to news coverage:
 
 
     
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Parasites - Head Lice
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/schools.html
"Clinical Report—Head Lice"  American Academy of Pediatrics

Abstract: Head lice infestation is associated with limited morbidity but causes a high level of anxiety among parents of school-aged children. Since the 2002 clinical report on head lice was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, patterns of resistance to products available over-the-counter and by prescription have changed, and additional mechanical means of removing head lice have been explored. This revised clinical report clarifies current diagnosis and treatment protocols and provides guidance for the management of children with head lice in the school setting. Pediatrics 2010;126:392–403
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2010/07/26/peds.2010-1308.full.pdf
"Demystifying Pediculosis: School Nurses Taking the Lead" Deborah J. Pontius

The treatment of Pediculosis capitis, or head lice, is fraught with misinformation, myths, and mismanagement. Common myths include the need to exclude children from school, the need to remove all visible nits (“no-nit” policies), the need for massive environmental cleaning, that head lice live for long periods of time, and that schools are a common location for lice transmission. Head lice are a common childhood nuisance, causing embarrassment and emotional trauma in both children and families. This article explores and challenges the commonly held beliefs about the identification, management, and treatment of Pediculosis by presenting current recommended evidence-based practice. It also challenges pediatric nurses, and school nurses in particular, in alignment with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Position Statement on Pediculosis Management in the School Setting, to act as change agents for reasonable and effective school policies and practices.
https://www.pediatricnursing.net/ce/2016/article4005226235.pdf