In 2007, there were 71 nurses working for the school district, now there are on 56…and because of the budget crisis, 18 more positions could be cut.
“We’re very, very worried,” says Curtis. “Our first responsibility is to take care of the students and provide them with the necessary care of the students and in order to provide that, you need to have a nurse on campus. With the potential cuts, I’m not sure how we’re going to be able to provide the safety and the medical care that our children need while they’re at school.”
If 18 positions are eliminated, nurses offices on some school campuses would shut down.