OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Six registered nurses in the Ocean Springs School District will get to keep their jobs. Last night, the school board voted to keep the RNs this upcoming school year, but decided to cut their working days from 187 to 182 days.
According to Superintendent Dr. Bonita Coleman, the move will save the district $26,000 a year.
She initially recommended the district contract with Medical Analysis to take over health services by providing three RNs and three licensed practical nurses. Coleman said she must now figure out how to shave $75,000 from the budget.
She said all departments could face cuts, because the district is dealing with a growing enrollment, yet it's getting less funding from the state.
The school board did agree to contract with Medical Analysis to set up a health clinic for all certified district employees.