Highline Public Schools nurses coordinate and provide health services to promote a healthy school community and maximize educational outcomes.
District Social Workers
Highline Public Schools district social workers provide services to students, staff, families and community agencies. These services include advocacy, direct service, consultation to school and district staff and networking with community agencies.
Highline Public Schools compliance specialist performs administrative and compliance responsibilities for Health Services, 504 Accommodation Plans, Medicaid Administrative Match and multiple grants.
Highline Public Schools supports students who are experiencing homelessness (as defined by title X) and the students who are in temporary foster care placement.
Highline Public Schools Crisis Team is available to assist building principals and staff in a crisis situation such as a student death, staff death or any other event that is traumatic, and may require additional support.
Medicaid/Medicaid Admin. Match (MAM)
Highline Public Schools provides assistance in obtaining Medical services through the government Medicaid program. Highline Public Schools is reimbursed for time spent linking students and families to Medicaid through Medicaid Administrative Match (MAM).
504 Accommodation Plans
Highline Public Schools comply with the Office of Civil Rights in identifying students who may need individual accommodations at some point in their learning. Each school has a 504 support team whose job it is to develop a 504 plan for eligible students. Examples of disabilities would be asthma, allergies, broken bones, hearing impairment and ADHD.
The Highline Public Schools has received a grant through Seattle-King County Dept. of Public Health called Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL). The goals of the grant are “to support schools, local governments and communities to reduce overweight and obesity rates by increasing healthy eating and physical activity through policy, system and environment changes.”
Coordinated School Health Program
Coordinated School Health supports sustainable, outcome-driven efforts that improve student academic achievement and foster lifelong wellness for students, staff and families through collaboration among schools and communities.