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Contracts for DC school nurses

June 11, 2003

Albany - Dougherty County may hire Phoebe Putney nurses to take care of school children next year. For years, the school system has contracted school nurses through the health department. But, Phoebe Putney came to the school system with slightly cheaper offer.

"The Health Department contract includes 11 registered nurses to serve our 16 elementary schools," said Dr. Sally Whatley. "The Phoebe Putney offer includes 8 registered nurses and 8 licensed practical nurses. They also promised to use these 16 nurses at the high school for free."

Phoebe nurses already work at the county middle schools. School Board members said they are happy with the quality of the health department nurses, but must look at saving money any way they can. No decision was made on Wednesday on the school nurse contract.

Posted at 6:45PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com