ADD SCHOOL NURSES FOR HEALTHIER STUDENTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 348 (Public) Filed Monday, March 22, 2021
AN ACT TO REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE SCHOOL NURSE IN EVERY SCHOOL IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL UNIT BEGINNING IN THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR AND TO APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO MEET THAT REQUIREMENT.
Intro. by Adcock, Lambeth, Gill, Farkas.

Status: Ref to the Com on Education - K-12, if favorable, Health, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Mar 23 2021)
H 348

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 22 2021 - More information

    Includes whereas clauses. Enacts GS 115C-47(65) and 115C-12(47) to charge local boards of education and the State Board of Education with ensuring that each school within the local school administrative unit, and each school operated under the control of the State Board, respectively, is staffed by at least one full-time, permanent school nurse. Enacts the following provisions to require charter schools, regional schools, and lab schools to ensure that the respective school is staffed by at least one full-time, permanent school nurse: GS 115C-218.75(i); GS 115C-238.66(17); and GS 116-239.8(b)(19). Applies beginning with the 2021-22 school year. 

    Appropriates $102,000,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for 2021-22 to increase the Instructional Support Allotment. Restricts use of the funds to increasing school nurse positions to provide at least one full-time, permanent school nurse in every school in a public school unit. Specifies that the funds are to supplement any funds already provided for school nurses. 

    Effective July 1, 2021.


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