Student Illnesses Only Allowed on Tuesday

By: Emily Davis

According to school officials, due to significant budget cuts within the county, all illnesses requiring medical attention must be allotted to Tuesday’s, any time during the day, between 8 and 8:45 am. This allotted time specifies when a certified, trained nurse will be available at Heritage.

“Obviously, as budgets are being shifted and new money is being relocated, we’ll have to tighten our belts in some areas, and this includes student health,” said Wake County board member Cindy Kim.

And tough it out they will, as all students’ stomach bugs, migraines, and asthma attacks must be henceforth put off until any given Tuesday [between 8 and 8:45].

“My eye started itching on Thursday, but I’ve just had to splash water on it for a few days until the nurse is here,” said sophomore Roy York, “It’s kinda swollen now… I can’t really see much to be honest,” he added with a chuckle.

A school nurse was not available for comment, as our deadline was Monday afternoon.

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