Crutches and Walking Aids

A student requiring the use of crutches, a wheelchair, a cane, or a walker MUST obtain an order from a healthcare provider* stating the following:

  • Reason for use
  • Duration (length) of use (with dates)
  • Ability to use stairs
  • Any activity restrictions
  • Any special instructions

The student must present the order to the school nurse upon arrival at school. Once the order is received, all necessary plans can be made to accommodate the student during the duration of use such as, a pass to leave class early, permission to use the elevator, need for help with the books, etc. All devices that are required to assist mobility must be provided by the student’s parent/guardian. This procedure is to maintain the safety of students requiring the devices listed above. 

* Includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified athletic trainers.

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