Friday, September 30, 2011

Education Study Committee Sends Georgia Governor Recommendations To Increase Nurse to Student Ratio in Schools

Following up on a post from last week, a Georgia education committee, consisting of legislators and educators, made recommendations to improve school nurse programs. The article, written by Nancy Badertscher, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, detailed the numerous recommendations made by the committee to improve public education in the state of Georgia. While the recommendations were not all related to school nurses, many of the suggestions addressed issues that have been burdening public school nations around the state. The committee recommended that the state become a 50-50 partner in school nurse costs, which a majority is currently being covered by local school districts. The committee also recommended to improve the student to nurse ratio from 1 nurse to 2,300 students, one of the worst ratios in the country, to 1:750 in elementary schools and 1:1,500 in middle and high schools.

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