S.2297 - Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act

A bill to make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of reducing the student-to-school nurse ratio in public elementary schools and secondary schools. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act as introduced.
  • Short: NURSE Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of reducing the student-to-school nurse ratio in public elementary schools and secondary schools. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act or the NURSE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make competitive matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schoo

Official Summary

Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act or the NURSE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make competitive matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to pay a specified federal share of the cost of reducing such ratio. Gives grant priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate:
(1) the greatest need for new or additional nursing services for their students, or
(2) that they do not have a school nurse in any of their schools. Defines a \"high-need LEA\" as an LEA for which not fewer than 10,000 or not less than 20% of the children served are from families with incomes below the poverty line.

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