Health Services

Last Updated: 10/4/2021 7:16 PM


The Health Services department consists of 17 Nurses and a Health Services Coordinator who oversee the health and wellness of students and staff during school hours, including hands-on nursing care for acute and chronic student illnesses. They develop plans of care for students with chronic health care needs, provide health care education and implement student health screenings such as vision/hearing and scoliosis. In addition, the health services staff trains school system employees in CPR, AED/Code Valentine, and First Aid.


Troup County School System 

Health Services Department



  • TCSS Health Services Department and Clinic Staff cared for approximately 12,840 students during the 20/21 school year and had 49,191 clinic visits to nurses.
  • School Nurses and Clinic Staff distributed 27,457 medications during the school year.
  • 154 School Staff Members were trained in CPR/AED Awareness and First Aid.


Medication Permission 21/22 Click Here

Medication Record 21/22 Click Here

Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan Click Here

Asthma Action Plan Click Here

Diabetes Emergency Care Plan Click Here

Seizure Action Plan Click Here

HIPAA Form Click Here



All students entering or attending Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grades are required to have a valid Georgia Certificate of Immunization Form 3231, issued by a licensed Georgia physician, or qualified employee of the local Health Department or the State Immunization Office. Parents/guardians are responsible for having their children properly immunized in accordance with Georgia law. For further immunization information, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website at


Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. 

Vaping Information 

What Is Vaping?

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That's why using e-cigarettes is called "vaping."

What Are the Health Effects of Vaping?

Vaping hasn't been around long enough for us to know how it affects the body over time. But health experts are reporting serious lung damage in people who vape, including some deaths.

Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can:

  • slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood 
  • increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life

E-cigarettes also:

  • irritate the lungs
  • may cause serious lung damage and even death
  • can lead to smoking cigarettes and other forms of tobacco use

Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.

Images of a E-pipe, E-cigar, large-size tank devices, medium-size tank devices, rechargeable e-cigarette, and a disposable e-cigarette.


For more information on smoking and tobacco use go to: 


Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. On October 15, 2021 we asking all students and staff to wear PINK and PINK OUT for Breast Cancer!!! 

Click Here for October 2021 Newsletter




The Troup County School System Health Services mission is to provide a holistic approach to the heath care of students. School health service personnel strive to enhance the education of students by helping remove any health related barriers to learning. In addition, Health Services promotes prevention and student and staff wellness.


Christy King, RN, BSN

Health Services Coordinator


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Bernice Strozier, RN

Callaway Middle School


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Ouida Payne, LPN

Franklin Forest Elementary School




Ivy Burton, LPN

Gardner Newman Middle School 




West Point Elementary School


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Norma Fannin, LPN

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School


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Pennie Hill, RN

Callaway High School



School Nurse, RN

Long Cane Middle School



Loretta Allen, RN

Troup High School


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Cindi Walston, RN

Hogansville Elementary School


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Amy Crites, RN

LaGrange High School 


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Heather Thomas, RN

Long Cane Elementary School 



Chastain Pitts, LPN

Ethel Kight Elementary School 



Teri Ogles, LPN

Hillcrest Elementary School 



Dedra Siggers, LPN

Rosemont Elementary School 



Lacey Skaggs, RN

Callaway Elementary School 



Margaret Franklin, RN

Hollis Hand Elementary School 



Sherrie Smith, LPN

Clearview Elementary School