The School Nurse:
  • Serves as the child's advocate
  • Provides specialized health care
  • Conducts health screenings
Educational Facility Disinfection by GermBlast
Palestine ISD
Health Services
Tobin Mack RN, Head Nurse
(903) 731-8060
Measles Information From Texas Department of Health

Measles FAQs
Scabies Information - January 2017

The Mission of School Health Services is to facilitate the educational process by providing services that contribute to students achievement and maintenance of optimal health.

Vaccination Requirements:
Before attending the first day of school, Kindergartners and first-graders need to have had: two varicella or chickenpox vaccines, two hepatitis A vaccines and two MMR (Measles. Mumps and Rubella) vaccines.
Seventh through 12th grade students need to have had one booster shot of the Tdap vaccine ( a combination of the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines.
Students entering seventh grade are required to have had a booster dose of Tdap only if it has been five years since their last dose of a tetanus containing vaccine.
Eighth through twelfth grade students need to have had a booster dose of Tdap only if it has been 10 years since their last dose of tetanus containing vaccine.
Seventh and eighth graders need to get two doses of chickenpox vaccine if they have not had the illness and one dose of the meningitis vaccine.
For a complete list of all vaccine requirements, go to

Medication Policy:
The district provides the following information to all parents: Click here for the PISD Medication Policy

Information Links:

Important Staph Information
Anaphylaxis Plan

Wellness Plan

Immunization Clinic Information:
Immunizations at our local Health Department are now provided by appointment only. Please take a copy of your shot record to the appointment. The office phone number is (903) 729-1116 

Their web site: The Texas Department of Health.

Immunization Requirements:

Meningitis information:

District Nurses:
High School: Tobin Mack, RN
Story Intermediate: Jodi Harrison, LVN
Southside Elementary: Cheryl Walding, LVN
Washington Early Childhood: Jo Pierson, LVN
Northside Primary: Beatriz Martinez, LVN
Palestine Junior High School: Veronica Ashford, LVN