Armorel school nurse terminated after ADH expresses concern over competency

School District Nurse Terminated

ARMOREL, Ark. (KAIT) - Armorel school nurse Wanda Lamon was fired in November due to a continuous series of issues.

According to Armorel School District Attorney Donn Mixon, Lamon had been on the school district’s radar since August.

On Aug. 26, officials formally reprimanded her for not completing her mandatory online training.

Lamon completed the training, but she was not properly communicating with the district or the state.

The Arkansas Department of Health also expressed concern about her competency on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, saying Lamon seemed as if she did not know how to make reports efficiently and correctly despite numerous calls and trainings.

Mixon said he did not see any motives behind her incapability to perform her duties.

“I believe that is someone who was not up to the task of that stress, and I feel for her in that situation, but the school has to protect its students and its staff,” Mixon said. “The only way you can do that is to have an appropriately trained nurse as a point of contact to help the health department.”

Mixon added that Lamon hasn’t taken legal action to dispute her termination, but the window for that has not closed.

Region 8 News has contacted Lamon for a statement, but she has not yet responded.

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