2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tata
School Nurses (language only)

Item 135 #21h

Item 135 #21h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 111, strike lines 1 through 5, and insert:
"b. The amount resulting from the support cost calculation for school nurses shall be specially identified as such and reported to school divisions annually.  School divisions shall be directed to allocate these funds for school nurse positions or for contracted services of health professionals providing nursing services."

(This amendment removes the language that allows school divisions to purchase defibrillators with funds calculated for nursing services from the support cost component in the SOQ Basic Aid account. It directs the Department of Education to report the calculated nursing costs in the support component of the SOQ Basic Aid account annually to school divisions. The amendment also requires school divisions to spend the funding strictly on nursing positions or nursing services through an outside source.)