School Nurse Staffing Level A Concern In Clark

file000432821238CLARK – The mother of a Carl H. Kumpf Middle School student diagnosed with type 1 diabetes raised concerns with the Clark Public School District’s school nurse staffing level at this week’s Board of Education meeting, according to a Star-Ledger report.

Following the retirement of the middle school’s nurse in June, the district is currently using three nurses to cover the high school, middle school, two elementary schools and a pre-school. A substitute is assigned to the middle school, and one other substitute is available if one of the regular nurses is off. However, there have still been occasions when a school nurse’s office is closed because a nurse is not available, according to the report.

The board approved an agreement with BAYADA Home Health Care to supply more consistent substitute nursing service, with the details to be worked out at a later date, according to the report.

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