Friday, March 06, 2020
10% Of Schools Lack A School Nurse
The DOE and Principals have contributed to the school nurse shortfall as 10% of the schools lack a school nurse and with a potential coronavirus epidemic on the horizon. The DOE is responsible to supply every school with a certified school nurse but has failed to do so. Compound this with principals, who control their school budget, who refuse to use their precious school funds to hire a school nurse and then ask the DOE to reimburse them.
The DOE has required some school nurses to rotate among schools that have no school nurse, meaning that many of the schools are not covered with proper medical personnel during the school day. The lack of a full time school nurse is unconscionable and the DOE should be sued and those administrators responsible should be fired. However, don't look for that to happen.
Considering that the DOE budget is nearly 27 billion dollar, they certainly can afford to supply every school with a full time school nurse. Read the New York Post article Here.