Welcome to CSNO

CURRENT UPDATES

ADVOCACY ACTION NEEDED

April 17, 2014 Message from GRC Chairs, Lisa McIntire and Laura Olivio, and CSNO Legislative Advocate, Lydia Bourne
SB 1239 (Wolk) Pupil Health Care Services: School Nurses will be heard in Senate Education on April 30th at 9:30am in Room 4203. Letters need to be in the office to show on the analysis. Please get the letters in ASAP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND SAMPLE LETTER CLICK HERE.

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2014 Local Educational Agency (LEA) Medi-Cal Billing Option Program Documentation Training

Date:April 29, 2014WEBINAR
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be conducting training for LEA providers that participate in the LEA Medi-Cal Billing Option Program. This training will focus on the program’s documentation requirements.  You are invited to attend this webinar training on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  The training is strongly advised to receive updated information regarding LEA Program documentation policy and procedures. Click on the link for the details about this important training: LEA Documentation Training

Please forward all questions to [email protected]

Registration link: Webinar- RSVP Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/287542073    After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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The Conference edition of the STATE BULLETIN, the official CSNO publication, is now posted. Click here to be connected to the the STATE BULLETIN page. (posted 3.30.2014)

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The ‘Hidden Health Care System’ in California Schools and Children with Special Health Care Needs

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“Researchers [Dian Baker, Linda Davis-Alldritt and Kathleen Hebbeler] from California State University-Sacramento’s School of Nursing analyzed 2011-2012 state education data, interviewed school education experts, and conducted a large-scale  survey  of certified school nurses who are members of the California School Nurses Organization. The research, which will be presented today at the California School Nurses Organization conference in Sacramento, was funded by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.” Three Fact Sheets were also released at the CSNO conference:(1) Children with Special Health Care Needs: Lost at School?; (2) Children with Special Health Care Needs: Who is Caring for them at school?; (3) Children with Special Health Care Needs: Underfunding Leaves Children Without Services
Click here for full length blog post. (posted 4.8.14)

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Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

A variety of information resources are available at http://www.csno.org/funding-sources for school nurses

LCFF represents a historic shift in how California funds public schools. Rather than legislators mandating programs which determine how school district funds should be spent, LCFF shifts the focus on local decision-making, equity, accountability and transparency.  Essentially, it lays the foundation for local education agencies to improve student outcomes and close the achievement gap, by identifying how school district funds will be spent.  School districts must develop an eight-year implementation plan, with 2013-14 as the transition year. (posted 2.25.2014)
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UPcoming EVENTS

CENTRAL VALLEY SECTION: SPRING CONFERENCE

Date: Saturday,  April 26, 2014   8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Clovis Unified School District Board Room, 1680 David E. Cook Way, Clovis, CA 93611.

Program: Speakers details and registration form: April 26, 2014 CVS Spring Conf Reg Breakfast, lunch and 5 CE are offered.

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BAY COAST SECTION: Spring Conference

Date: FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM         2 CE available

Location: Michael’s Restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, California 94043
(650) 962-1014

Program: Linda Davis-Alldritt, CSNO Executive Director.  Online registration available until Monday, 4/28/14  click the link to register https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1540109

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The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center is proud to announce our 1st Annual Region IX School Healthcare Training Event in San Diego CA! This training event is geared towards school nurses, health aides, health assistants, and any others responsible for the children’s healthcare while at school.

Attached is a fillable PDF registration form ( U of AZ Registration Form ) with all the information. It is designed to be emailed back directly, or you can print out and fax or mail in with your payment. Registration and payment confirmation emails will be sent when each is received. Because space is limited, payment will be required prior to the event.
What: 1st Annual School Healthcare Training Event
When: June 14, 2014; 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, San Diego, CA
Registration and Payment Deadline: May 30, 2014

The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UAPPC) is a training program funded by the
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Representing Region IX (California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii), the UAPPC along with all MCHB
programs aim to promote comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered, and culturally sensitive systems of health care that serve the diverse needs of all families within their communities.

Working Agenda
Exercised Induced Asthma
School-based Asthma Care
Food Allergies
Pharmacy Issues/ADD/ADHD
Depression
Sleep

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly!
Sincerely,
Melanie Pearson, MAdm
Program Coordinator
Pediatric Pulmonary Center
520-626-2962
[email protected]

(posted 4.8.14)

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64th Annual Conference a Huge Success! 

With an astonishing amount of Sponsor support, Exhibitor exuberance and school nurse excitement, the 64th Annual Conference sold out with over 430 attendees. Thank you to every sponsor, exhibitor and school nurse that attended the Sacramento Conference held in March.  It was a team effort and despite school nursing experiencing changing times, the fact that the conference sold out shows the huge need for ongoing professional learning experiences, networking and the availability of school  nursing resources. School nurses make monumental efforts to serve the 6.3 million children enrolled in California Public Schools. It is estimated that 10% of all students need special education services, many of who are medically fragile and need health services or nursing care.

Installation(Right) Installation of Section Presidents: (l-r) Pat Soper, Central Valley Section and Maryann Cosby, Northern Section by Katy Waugh, CSNO Past President.

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(Left) Celebrating the 64th Annual CSNO Conference success are (l-r) Linda Davis Alldritt, CSNO Executive Director; Patti Cassinerio, CSNO President; Dave Cranny, Regional Manager School Health and Katy Waugh, CSNO Past President.

(Below) Assembly Member Susan Bonilla accepting the CSNO Appreciation Award from Diane Durando and Kathy Hundemer, past CSNO GRC chairs. Assembly Member Bonilla sponsored Assembly Joint Resolution 24 (supporting federal HR 2229, school nurse ratio bill) through the California legislature. 

Assemblymember Bonilla, :diane Durando & Kathy HundemerSpeakers presented on topics selected by school nurses that completed surveys identifying hot topics.  Kicking off the conference, Dr. Ron Chapman, Director of the California Department of Public Health, laid the foundation for the health issues facing students.  On Chapman’s heels, Dr. Pat Cooper, shared his perspective and success on Coordinated School Health services.  Cooper reported that student absenteeism decreased and student test scores climbed as the school district where he served as Superintendent utilized school nurses as case managers of care. School nurses also heard from Dr. Blumberg and Dr. Goodman about infectious diseases and influenza, respectively.  Nutritional updates were also provided as Registered Dietitian, Bonnie Mondungo highlighted best practices on  nutrition and physical activity.  The conference was closed by Gina Castenada, a probation officer, who described her challenges as an at risk youngster and the support systems schools provided to her while growing up.  The crowd bounced to their feet in a standing ovation as Castenada concluded sharing the difference school nurses can make in the lives of our most at risk youth. (posted 4.7.14)

Having fun at the HAUTE TRASH Fashion Show

Linda Davis-AlldrittPatti CassinerioQueen of Trash

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EMPLOYMENT PAGE: (Updated 4/10/2014)

This might be just what you are looking for! Click on the link and find out!  Job Openings Page. 
 
 

The California School Nurses Organization is an affiliate organization of the National Association of School Nurses, Inc. (NASN). This relationship provides CSNO with a seat on the NASN Board of Directors.