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More School Nurses On Hand This Year
August 9, 2012
Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.
Nurses, too, welcome the news. Previously, the budget for the school health nurse program could be set aside to pay for other school needs. Now, however, funds allocated by the state and local school systems for the nurse programs must be spent in full on nurse salaries and medical supplies.