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Allegany County Health Department To Offer More Services At Area Schools

September 9th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

As part of an initiative aimed at making kids safe at school, the Allegany County Health Department has announced plans to offer more services and put mental health counselors into more county schools.
The program will be funded as part of a plan to increase school security, also involving Sheriff Craig Robertson, at the request of county commissioners.  According to the proposed plan, with parental permission, licensed workers, employed by the Allegany County Health Department, would be able to see any child in the school system, regardless of income or insurance restrictions. The licensed workers would have designated time for consultation with the teachers and staff regarding mental health issues. The program will cost $61,108 for the partial year beginning Sept. 18, with a full school year cost of a little more than $80,000. Allegany County Commissioners President Mike McKay…


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