HPS to consider new school nurse system

The Hastings Board of Education may be moving toward a change in the district's school nurse program.

During Monday's meeting, the board voted to wait a month on making a decision about the hiring of a registered nurse within the district in order to consider the best way to provide health services to students in the district.

The board first heard about the need for more nurses in the district from nursing director Annie Consbruck and director of students Donna Moss at the board's September work session.

The district currently has 5.5 full-time equivalency hours of nursing staff to cover all eight buildings in the district, which, according to the National Association of School Nurses, is significantly under where the district should be.

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