AJC | The Department of Community Health board will vote next month on a plan to harness Medicaid to pay for more nurses in schools.
The agency, working with state schools Superintendent Richard Woods, realized Georgia schools had been leaving the federal money on the table. The funding matches dollars the state is already spending. In May, the state school board voted to pursue the funding, which, said Woods, would allow Georgia to “basically double” the number of school nurses in what he described as “a big game changer” for student health.
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio