Cobb County School Nurses sign now

We the undersigned, as citizens of Cobb County, GA wish to express our support for the nurses who serve our Cobb County schools and students.

We object to the stated intention of the Cobb County School District of eliminating the Itinerant Nurse positions and eliminating, by half, the positions of Area Consulting Nurse.

Combined these positions help to keep our students healthy and safe by providing a valuable service to our schools.

- They act as substitutes to manage the health of our many diabetic students when the daily clinic nurses are absent, so as to prevent parents from having to be called into school for each insulin shot.
- They accompany our diabetic students on field trips.
- They perform multiple in-service trainings for staff in the schools year-round. Such as teaching administrators, cafeteria workers , teachers, specialists and the like, how to recognize the signs of anaphylactic shock and administer lifesaving EpiPens; how to recognize asthma attacks and react; how to use external heart defibrillators in life or death situations; and many other in-service trainings.
- They deal with students physicians in complicated cases, in order to relieve clinic nurses to continue focusing on the ongoing number of students being sent to the school clinics.
- They interface with the Health Department on critical issues such as outbreaks of whooping cough or swine flu. Again to free up the individual school nurses to give full attention to the vast number of students who visit their clinics on a daily basis.
- And many other issues too numerous to list.

We understand that, in this economy, budget cuts must be made. However, we feel that this is an extremely dangerous way to do so. This type of cut in safety should never be among the first choices. Other cuts should be investigated first. In the not so distant future, a childs life, or many childrens lives, may well be compromised. Their safety most definitely will. All this can be easily avoided by simply saving this handful of valuable positions.













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  • 21 December 2015249. Cile F
    I support this petition
  • 17 December 2015248. Emily O
    I am diabetic and Nurse Lillie at Nickajack has been a lifesaver!
  • 14 December 2015247. Jamee D
    We need out nurses!
  • 01 November 2015246. Nadiyah S
    I support this petition
  • 30 October 2015245. Kristin M
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  • 23 October 2015244. Jennifer O
    our 6yr old daughter is diabetic and must have a nurse! Address; Zip Code 1128 vinings grove way, smyrna ga 30082
  • 10 October 2015243. Dr Miked
    Our grandaughter developed Type 1 diabeters and requires blood sugar monitoring and insulin shots. Eliminating the nurse positions would put an unmangeable burden on her working parents and would endanger her life so that she could no longer attend public
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  • 24 July 2015238. Cynthia Sweeney
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  • 10 July 2015237. Lauren B
    I'm a student and feel that it is necessary to keep these nurses and their jobs.
  • 08 July 2015236. Barbara W
    I am a pediatric RN and a former school nurse, and I can speak from experience on the importance of and the significant impact of school nurses on our children's health and well being, please keep our school nurses! Address; Zip Code Marietta, 30060
  • 05 July 2015235. Ann Z
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  • 20 June 2015234. Maggie C
    For the health and safety of all our children PLEASE DO NOT cut our nurses. We need them in our schools!! Address; Zip Code 30101
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