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Eugene

(62,173 posts)
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 12:00 AM Jan 2024

In Florida, New School Laws Have an Unintended Consequence: Bureaucracy

Source: New York Times

In Florida, New School Laws Have an Unintended Consequence: Bureaucracy

Dana Goldstein
Wed, January 10, 2024 at 1:07 PM EST·7 min read

Got a cut and need a Band-Aid? Want to be called Will instead of William? Or get your vision checked?

Across Florida, hundreds of thousands of students need permission slips for what was once routine in schools.

Educators in the state say recent laws and regulations around parental consent have created an entirely new bureaucracy, filled with forms and nagging phone calls to parents. The requirements have made it more difficult to provide services to children who need them — even services such as vision and hearing tests.

“Nurses are spending most of their time trying to obtain permission” from parents, said Lisa Kern, director of the Florida Association of School Nurses. That permission does not always come, as busy parents — particularly those who work several jobs or do not speak English — sometimes do not respond.

The well-being of children, Kern said, “is taking a hit.”

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Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/florida-school-laws-unintended-consequence-180716593.html

Original NYT link (paywall): https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/10/us/florida-education-schools-laws.html

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In Florida, New School Laws Have an Unintended Consequence: Bureaucracy (Original Post) Eugene Jan 2024 OP
The "Small Government" Party will need to hire a shitload of bureaucrats to handle these new laws. OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2024 #1
Unintended? My fat arse. eom Marcus IM Jan 2024 #2
Now you'll be seeing NJCher Jan 2024 #3
In Florida, no_hypocrisy Jan 2024 #4

OAITW r.2.0

(25,633 posts)
1. The "Small Government" Party will need to hire a shitload of bureaucrats to handle these new laws.
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 12:08 AM
Jan 2024

Well done Florida Republicans!

NJCher

(36,463 posts)
3. Now you'll be seeing
Thu Jan 11, 2024, 02:15 AM
Jan 2024

School nurses leaving in droves.

There’s usually a shortage of them anyway. Our district pays them extra well because of this.



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