Topics for Discussion
A “blueprint for collaboration” should include decision-making and/or operational protocols for areas of intersection.
These questions can help guide your conversation:
- Where on campus is the SBHC housed? How much space does it need?
- Who provides custodial services for the SBHC? Who pays for them?
- Who provides phone and internet access at the SBHC? Who pays for them?
- Can students and other clients come to the SBHC before school, after school, on weekends, and during holidays? If a student must be seen in the SBHC during the school day, what is the best time? Are there specific classes that should only be missed in an emergency? How shall students be called from class to the SBHC?
- How do school health staff—such as school nurses or counselors—partner with SBHC staff?
- If a student is perceived to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, does s/he go to the SBHC or to the disciplinary office? If s/he is sent first to the SBHC, will the school administration also impose any disciplinary consequences?
- When do we inform parents or guardians about a student’s SBHC visit?