Alcorn gets grants to hire school nurses

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The Alcorn School District will receive $100,000 in grants to help fund the hiring of two additional nurses.

The Daily Corinthian reports (http://bit.ly/1oYo6s2 ) the state-funded grants will pay the salary, fringe benefits and other expenses for the new nurses over a period of five years.

The increased staffing will allow the district to keep one nurse at the Kossuth campus full-time, while sharing one nurse between the Alcorn Central and Glendale campus. A third nurse would be shared between the Biggersville and Rienzi campuses.

The district previously had one nurse to cover all its schools.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.

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