Local Schools Get Health Service Workforce Funds

(Dodge County) A number of Dodge County School District are receiving funds to support their health services workforce. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently announced $8.3-million-dollars will go towards state districts to help hire new nurses and health coordinators, offer retention bonuses, and extend hours of existing health staff. The Beaver Dam School District is in line for $29,427, Randolph is receiving $9,293, Mayville is getting $15,054, $13,981 is going to Dodgeland, $12,571 to Lomira, $10,497 to Hustisford, $10,428 to Horicon, and $6,146 to the Herman-Neosho- Rubicon School District. State Health Officer Paula Tran says this funding acknowledges the need to support school health staff and will strengthen the school nurse workforce by boosting retention efforts through competitive salaries and hiring. She adds that pipelines to support the education of future school nurses has also been made possible through this funding and in partnership with University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Nursing.