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Special Services

All of our schools at Manila have a nurse assigned to help students. The health staff perform many services in the schools. They administer first aid and perform state-mandated screenings (scoliosis, vision, hearing and BMI) as well as maintain health records and administer medications. One of our most important and challenging roles is to help families obtain the medical care they need. We collaborate with the staff, counselors and social workers to provide students with the best possible care. Our nurses had prior medical experience before they began school nursing which enables them to serve our students well.


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Nurse Rachel Churchill, Manila Elementary (870) 561-3145

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Nurse Jamie Cameron, Middle School (870) 561-4815 or High School (870) 561-4417

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State of Arkansas Immunization Requirements 

 All students Kindergarten through 12th Grade must have the following:

  • 4 doses of DTaP with one dose after 4th birthday

  • 3 or 4 doses of polio with one dose after 4th birthday

  • 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox)

    • May accept written documentation of history of chickenpox disease from

    • M.D. /D.O. /A.P.N. /P.A. only.  Can no longer accept parental history of disease

  • 2 doses of MMR

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B



  • If your child is entering Kindergarten they must have:

    • 1 dose of Hepatitis A

  • If your child is entering 1st Grade they must have:

    • 1 dose of Hepatitis A

  • If your child will be age 11 or older on or before September 1 they must have:

    • 1 dose of Tdap

  • If your child will be entering 7th Grade they must have:

    • 1 dose of Meningococcal Meningitis

  • If your child will be age 16 on or before September 1 they must have:

    • 1 or 2 doses of Meningococcal Meningitis (only one dose required if 1st dose is received on or after age 16)

The school district will assist parents in administering medication to students if indicated during the school day. Parents are encouraged to administer medicine at home before school, after school and at bedtime..All medications (prescription and nonprescription) must be delivered to school personnel by the parent/guardian.  Medications will not be transported on the school bus. .All medications must be in the original container.  For further information regarding student medications, see STUDENT MEDICATIONS (4.35) in the Student Handbook.

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Manila Public Schools provides special education and related services to eligible students in accordance with the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We ensure a free and appropriate public education to students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. The special services department is committed to providing a high quality services to our students and families. Any questions concerning special education services may be addressed with the student's building principal or by contacting the district's LEA Supervisor, Rebecca Langston at [email protected]
For information or help regarding homelessness, please contact the District Liaison, Robin Baugher at (870) 561-3610.  You may also contact the State Coordinator, Jessica Hickman at [email protected]