City Council votes to override mayor?s veto of school nurse bill

The City Council voted Tuesday to override the mayor's veto of the school nurse bill.

The bill was approved by the City Council in October in an effort to put a full-time nurse in all Bronx and city schools with more than 200 students. But in November Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the bill saying it would be too costly for the city. The bill will cost the city approximately $13 million to supply new nurses.

Parents have been complaining about the school nurse situation because some schools only have part-time nurses while others don't have one at all. Parents can expect to see more nurses in schools in 120 days when the bill goes into effect.

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