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AI- 2946   9. B. 3.    
BOC Regular
Meeting Date: 08/01/2019  
Calhoun County Public Health Department School Wellness Program Staffing FTE Increase
FROM: Brigette Reichenbaugh, Health Department
Department: Health Department  

Information
RESOLUTION:
Calhoun County Public Health Department School Wellness Program Staffing FTE Increase
RECOMMENDATION:
The Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) respectfully requests that the Board of Commissioners (BOC) approve the FTE increase from 5.43 to 6.49 in the School Wellness Program.
BACKGROUND:
The CCPHD currently operates the Acuity Model of Care School Wellness Program (SWP) in three districts: Battle Creek Public (BCPS), Harper Creek Community (HCCS), and Lakeview School District (LSD).

The Battle Creek Public School District currently operates with the care management model and four full-time school nurses in four elementary schools. They have requested one additional part-time (.41) for Fremont and have agreed to pay the full-cost of this position ($23,474.41).

Lakeview School District’s Prairieview Elementary demonstrated a high need for the care management model implementation which requires a full-time school nurse five days per week. As a result, the District requested an increase in Prairieview school nursing from .16 (one day) to .81 (five days per week). The LSD agreed to increase their contract by $10,000 ($100,000 total) and a grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation ($10,000) funding was also designated specifically for the LSD full-time Prairieview nurse position.

Submitting this request now provides opportunity for the school nurse to start at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year and for the CCPHD to fulfill the school contracts. The CCPHD will post the vacant .41 FTE position in hopes to fill no later than mid-September for the BCPS. The LSD increase will be fulfilled with a current part-time LSD-assigned school nurse.

  18-19 SY 19-20 SY Change
 
PHN I – SWP: Battle Creek (4.5 SNs) 3.24 3.65 .41
PHN I - SWP – Lakeview (2.0 SNs) 0.97 1.62 .65
PHN I - SWP – Harper Creek 0.81 0.81 0
PHN I – SWP – MERT Nurse 0.41 0.41 0
Total Change 5.43 6.49 1.06

ALTERNATIVES:
The Board of Commissioners can either approve or deny this request.
SUMMARY:
The Calhoun County Public Health Department requests that the Board of Commissioners approve the staffing changes as noted.


Fiscal Impact
BUDGETARY IMPACT:
The FY19 School Nurse personnel budget for a total of 5.43 school nurses was approved at $317,350. By increasing the school nurse FTE from 5.43 to 6.49 FTE, there will be an additional expense of $47,912. Of this, $43,475 will be funded, as noted above, by the BCPS, LSD, and Battle Creek Community Foundation. The net FY19 expenditure impact is only an increase of $5,704 for five weeks until the new fiscal year starting October 1. FY20. Expenses and revenues will be included in the FY20 budget.
Attachments
SWP FTE Resolution

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