Kern County Community Pushes For Nurses In High Schools
Some 57 percent of school districts in California report having no nurse personnel.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Call For On-Site Nurses In Kern High Schools
While elementary school districts and middle schools in Kern County have school nurses, the high schools have been left out. That could change if some in the community have their way. “The high schools at this point, no matter how much we advocate, are not looking at adding nurses, but they truly need to for the safety of the kids,” said Deborah Wood, student health and neighborhood support programs coordinator for the Bakersfield City School District. Wood has been a nurse for over 30 years. (Castro, 3/24)