Educational Professionals
March 26, 2024

Regional School Health Community of Practice

Offering leadership, professional development and networking opportunities for school health staff.

A Community of Practice is a group of individuals who share a common goal and passion or profession, striving to improve practices or outcomes. Communities of practice harness the power of the group, helping leaders make connections that foster collaborative problem solving and professional growth.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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This event is in-person, with the option of virtual attendance.

This event is free of charge. Lunch will not be provided.

Mandated Reporter Training

Mandated Reporter Training is designed for professionals identified by law who must make a report if suspected or known child maltreatment has occurred. Legal obligations of a reporter, consequences for failure to report, and instruction on how to detect and report suspected maltreatment or suspected abuse are included. School health staff, social workers, counselors, coaches and educators are encouraged to attend.


  • Andy Mesna, Social Worker, Stearns County Human Services
  • Amaya Yurczyk, Social Worker, Stearns County Human Services

Third Party Reimbursement for Personal Care Assistance Services and the Role of the Qualified Professional

Schools are required by state and federal law to seek reimbursement for medically necessary IEP/IFSP services. Learn more about eligible health services provided by Personal Care Assistants in schools, and the process of identifying eligible students, planning services, and billing for reimbursement. School health staff and third party reimbursement specialists are encouraged to attend. 


  • Mary Heiman, MS, LSN, APRN, NCSN, Health Services Coordinator, BrightWorks
  • Dawn Wilson, Licensed School Nurse Health Services, COVID-19 Workforce Grant

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For more information contact Amanda Lamecker, Regional Licensed School Nurse at