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Pinellas commissioners to county administrator: Find money for school nurses

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Much of Thursday’s discussion about Pinellas County’s budget centered on school nurses – or the lack of them in a proposed spending list for the 2016-17 fiscal year. “The school nurses are not in the recommendations,” Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard told commissioners. It was an unpopular omission from the $15.7 million list. “We’re either going to pay now or later,” Commissioner Karen Seel said. “I’d rather grow healthy children.” Seel was the driving force behind a proposal to shift…

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