Florida district struggles to retain nurses amid Medicaid changes

03/18/2008 | Gainesville Sun (Fla.), The

A Gainesville-area school board may cut school nurses from nearly all of the district's schools after it loses $1 million in Medicaid reimbursements currently used to pay the salaries of 29 of these health professionals; county funding that pays for another 13 school nurses is expected to be eliminated soon, as well. In the 2005-06 school year, district students made nearly 70,000 visits to their schools' health offices.

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