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A nurse in every Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) school gathering momentum

from The Charlotte Observer

The movement to staff a nurse in each of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C.'s 160 schools appears to be gaining momentum. County commissioners raised the issue to a high priority last year, adding 11 new nurses, and now County Manager Dena Diorio is considering recommending they spend $2.5 million to hire 32 more to meet the goal of placing a nurse in every school. Even if that many nurses were added, though, the county would still fall below the national standard of one nurse for every 750 students set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where new Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia worked before he was hired in January. more


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