HB 524 – Additional Funds for School Nurses

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston), Rep. Craig Horn (R-Union), Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg), Rep. Gale Adcock (D-Wake)

Bill Summary

This bill would appropriate the following amounts from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction:

  • $10,000,000 in recurring funds 2019-2020
  • $20,000,000 in recurring funds 2020-2021
  • $30,700,000 in recurring funds for 2021-2022

This funding would be used to allocate local school administrative units to increase positions for school nurses. Priority for these funds would be based on a ratio of school nurses to students that is lower than the state average and a student population that is growing at an above average State rate.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 28, 2019.

This bill has been referred to the following House Committees:

  • Education K-12
  • Appropriations, Education
  • Appropriations
  • Rules