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'No Kid Hungry' Frames School Meals As Instructional Intervention

60 percent of schools in the state do not meet the old recommended standard of one school nurse for every 750 students, which the General Assembly adopted as a goal for North Carolina back in 2004. After a decade of little or no growth in state dollars allocated to the school nurse workforce, a recent legislative report concluded “the General Assembly should direct the State Board of Education to formulate a new goal for school nurse staffing levels and a strategic plan to meet those levels.” But what the report left unanswered is the question: What is the right number of school nurses for North Carolina? It turns out the thinking around that has changed since 2004.

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Analisa Sorrells | EdNC