S.2297 - NURSE Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 05/07/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||05/07/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.2297 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/07/2014)
Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act or the NURSE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make competitive matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to pay a specified federal share of the cost of reducing such ratio.
Gives grant priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate: (1) the greatest need for new or additional nursing services for their students, or (2) that they do not have a school nurse in any of their schools.
Defines a "high-need LEA" as an LEA for which not fewer than 10,000 or not less than 20% of the children served are from families with incomes below the poverty line.