Parents React to Nurses Leaving Ocean Springs School District


As the school year reaches an end, parents in the Ocean Springs School District are saying the safety of their children could be in jeopardy next school year.
The recent announcement of registered nurses being let go from all schools within the district is a concern for many parents of students who receive consistent medical attention.
Juanna Brown’s daughter, Riley, receives daily medical attention at Pecan Park Elementary. As a type 1 diabetic, Riley is insulin dependent and will require even more treatment and attention after she receives her insulin pump this summer. “With one nurse practitioner running a clinic off campus and seeing patients all day, that person is not going to be readily available to immediately take care of the needs of students that might need it and it could be a live or die situation in her case,” said Brown.
Tune into WXXV News at 9 and 10 to hear more from families and current registered nurses who would be affected by the change.

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Kendra Turley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Kendra worked for the campus television station (Tiger TV) all four years as a news reporter, entertainment reporter, and entertainment anchor. In addition, she was involved in many student organizations and participated in several pageants. Kendra gained most of her reporting skills while interning with WBRZ and WAFB in Baton Rouge. She is excited to extend her stay in the south by starting her career in Gulfport-Biloxi. When she is not in the newsroom, you can find Kendra with her family, traveling with friends, cheering on the Tigers or exploring new activities in the area.


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