Missouri - School nurse availability: Standard

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses school nurses in one of the following ways:• At least 1 nurse will be available throughout the district, but not in every school• At least 1 nurse will be available, but not across all grades• School nurses are available on campus, but not every day or not at all times during the school day• School district is required to employ a school nurse, but not each individual school

The Revised Statutes of Missouri 168.171. Supervisor of physical education, supervisor of health and school nurses may be employed in certain districts.

School boards employing thirty or more teachers may employ, or otherwise provide or secure the service of, a supervisor of health and of one or more school nurses, who shall serve under the administration of the superintendent of schools of the district.

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