Ga. weighs $30 million cut in school nurse funding

02/3/2009 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

Parents and educators are wondering what students and schools will do if the state cuts $30 million from the school nurse program, as recommended by Gov. Sonny Perdue to help reduce a $2 billion state budget deficit. Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox said cutting school nurses "concerns [her] the most" of the proposed budget cuts because nurses play a critical role in student health care, especially for medically fragile children.

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