Today, the DC Council introduced the Public School Health Services Amendment Act of 2017 to amend the District of Columbia Public School Nurse Assignment Act of 1987 to increase the minimum hours per week of registered public school nurse services at elementary and secondary public and public charter schools to 40 hours per week. The bill is sponsored by Chair of the Education Committee, David Grosso, Jack Evans, Vincent Gray, Elissa Silverman, Charles Allen, Mary Cheh, Brianne Nadeau, Trayon White and Anita Bonds.
Please contact your councilmember and ask them to support this bill if they are not a sponsor! Spread the word!
The next step is the committee assignment and hearing. We will keep you updated.
We cannot declare victory until this bill is signed by the Mayor.
Walakewon (Wala) Blegay, Esq.
Staff Attorney/Labor Specialist
District of Columbia Nurses Association
5100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington D.C. 20016