CPR safety training part of New School Year Preparations

CPR safety training part of New School Year Preparations
Posted on 06/18/2015

District employees may take the training at no charge.

Holt says there are 292 CPR/First Aid trained employees district-wide in county schools. Tennessee requires a minimum of two people at each school be trained in CPR, a level that RCS more than surpasses.

Robertson County Schools was also the first school district in the state to require all coaches and assistant coaches to be CPR/First Aid trained, initiating that requirement five years ago.  Recently some cafeteria managers and bus drivers have been certified and School Nursing offers an average of 3-4 classes during the school year in addition to those offered during the summer.

During the 2014-2015 school year, 1,020 RCS high school students were trained in CPR, which is provided to all Health and Wellness classes district-wide.

Holt and her 16 school nurses administer the CPR/First Aid program. She and most of her staff are also certified instructors for the American Heart Association.

 

  • 800 M. S. Couts Blvd, Suite 2, Springfield, TN 37172
  • 615-384-5588
Robertson County Schools