ISBE School Health Issues

Jessica H. Gerdes, MS, RN, NCSN, is the primary contact for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for school nurses. She is also the current President of the National Association of State School Nurse Consultants, www.schoolnurseconsultants.org.

Jessica’s official title and contact information are:

Jessica H. Gerdes, MS, RN, NCSN
Illinois Licensed Professional Educator / School Nurse
Principal Consultant, Health Issues/ School Nursing / Physical and Health Education
Principal Investigator, CDC Adolescent Health Project
Illinois State Board of Education
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 4-800
Chicago, IL 60601
312-814-5560 (main number)
312-814-8252 (direct line)
312-814-3171 (fax)
Jgerdes@isbe.net

Useful ISBE Links

For more information on School Health Services, please visit:
 https://www.isbe.net/Pages/School-Health-Issues.aspx  

For more information on special education, please visit:
https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Search-Results.aspx?k=Special%20Education 

For more information on other school health and safety issues, please visit:
www.isbe.net/construction/health_safety/default.htm

Public Act 099-0480 Current act for Naloxone http://ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/99/099-0480.htm

THE Food Allergy Law PA 096-0349  http://www.isbe.net/nutrition/htmls/food_allergy_guidelines.htm