The Transylvania Times -

By John Lanier

Board : More Nurses Needed


After several people spoke about the glaring need for more school nurses, the Transylvania County Board of Education unanimously agreed Monday to have Superintendent Dr. Sonna Lyda draft a letter to the county commissioners supporting the Health Department's request for another nurse.

Ruth Jones, public information officer for the Health Department, informed the Board that Transylvania County is far behind in providing nurses in the schools. The N.C. Division of Public Health, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the National Association of School Nurses recommend that there be one...

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