State law addresses availability of school nurses.
Arkansas Code 6-18-706. School nurse
(1) Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, all school districts shall have no fewer than the full-time equivalent of one (1) school nurse per seven hundred fifty (750) students or the proportionate ratio thereof.
Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing the Standard for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools and School Districts
Standard 2-E Health and Safety Services
2-E.1 Each public school district shall provide a health services program under the direction of a licensed registered nurse in accordance with the laws of the State of Arkansas and the rules of the Department. (D/C)
2-E.2 Each public school and public school district shall maintain appropriate materials and expertise to reasonably ensure the safety of students, employees, and visitors. (D-S/C-P)