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.