Health Services

Primary School

Brook Whitney


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Barbie Engelhaupt


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Middle School

Melissa Vee


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High School

Janice Dahlen


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Sadie Terwey


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Click here for more information about immunizations at Becker Public Schools

Health Action Plans

Care plans are specifically written for your child's unique need while in the school setting. Care plans allow school personnel to quickly respond to your child's needs so your child can return to classroom activities in a timely manner.

Each care plan must be signed by a physician, and parents need to update plans annually to ensure accurate information. Below are some options to use.

 ** Ask the doctor's office for your current Action Plan.


Dispensing medication is not the responsibility of the school. However, the school district recognizes that some students may require prescribed medication during the school day. In most cases, medication prescribed for three times a day does not need to be administered during school hours. It is most effective if administered every eight hours.

If it is essential a student take medication during the school day, the following protocol will be followed:

We care about your child's safety: Narcotic pain medications will not be given at school, ie. Vicodin, Tylenol w/Codeine, Percocet, Oxycodone, etc. If your child needs narcotic pain medication at school, they are not ready to return to school.

NOTE: You are in violation of state law if a student takes medication outside of the School Health Services office that has not been processed through that office and if required documentation/consent is not in place. This includes all nonprescription medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Authorization forms to give medication in school are available in each school's Health Services office, or the following form can be downloaded, completed and brought to the appropriate school office. If there is medication remaining at the end of the school year, please make arrangements for it to be picked up.

Potassium Iodide (KI) Administration

Because our community is located within the Emergency Planning Zone that surrounds the nuclear power plant in Monticello, Homeland Security Emergency Management has worked with our school district to prepare for emergency situations. One safety measure that has been implemented is the administration of KI (potassium iodide) in the event of a nuclear incident. If Public Health officials notify the district that it is appropriate to administer KI, the School Nurse and her designees would administer KI to those students who have consent to take KI. Below, you will find links to more information about KI and why it is taken in a nuclear event, as well as a consent form for your child. 

Head Lice

Head lice are tiny insects that make their home in human hair. Anyone can get head lice and it is fairly common in school-age children. 

Fact sheet and frequently asked questions about Head Lice.

Head Lice Fact Sheet (PDF) 

This information was obtained from Minnesota Department of Health @

Click here for MDH website on head lice.

Click here to see the relative size of lice eggs, nymphs and adults.

Illness: When should you keep your child home?

Immediate care at home will shorten the period of illness and prevent infection of schoolmates.

Children should stay home from school for the following reasons:

If placed on antibiotics, a child must be on the antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school.