Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Letcher County Facing School Nurse Cutbacks

Students in Letcher County with asthma, diabetes or other health concerns may notice a change when returning to school.

Budget restraints are forcing the district to cut five school nurses, affecting nine schools in the county.

Nurses at the Letcher County Health Department and Superintendent Tony Sergent said student health is their main concern.

Sergent said budget cuts are forcing the district to go from eight to three school nurses.