Quoting a recent article in the Taylorsville/Kearns Journal:
Mayne kicked off her initiative to educate those lawmakers by hosting a press conference at Oquirrh Hills Elementary this fall. Her goal is to have legislators “shadow” a school nurse in their districts, to learn first hand how many hats those nurses have to wear in a day.
“I taught school for 20 years, and I’ve seen how much these nurses are the first line health providers for these kids,” Mayne told an audience of teachers, students and nurses. “There are so many physical and mental health crises that arise in schools—far beyond just cuts and bruises. School nurses deal with students who have issues with diabetes, autism, asthma—and even seizures. With our budget cuts, I just want to make sure that what we have is at least protected.”