A bill that would use teachers and other credentialed personnel as stand-in nurses has cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee. SB 1266, by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), would have teachers administer epinephrine to students undergoing seizures at school. It would require districts to stockpile epinephrine auto-injectors for these educators to use after some training.
CTA believes nurses should be doing this work so that children's safety is not jeopardized and educators can focus on helping children succeed in school. Districts should hire nurses back.
SB 1266 is set for a June 25 hearing in the Assembly Education Committee, and educators are encouraged to call their Assembly Member and members of the committee in opposition to the bill.