Kansas school districts looking for ways to cut costs as they face ongoing budget issues are examining their need for school nurses. But some say cutting back on medical services at public schools is a major step in the wrong direction. Andy Marso of the KHI News Service has more.
The number of school nurses in Kansas topped 700 last year for the first time since the recession. But there are still more students per nurse than there were in 2008 because of increased enrollment.