HEALTHY START: Funding Gives San Joaquin County New Centers
A spate of grants will go towards new and expanded Healthy Start centers for three school districts in the San Joaquin Valley, the Stockton Record reports. The $39 million state-funded program serves disadvantaged youths by providing them with "medical care, social services, education and other assistance." San Joaquin's grants from the this year's program include:
- $400,000 over three years to Stockton Unified's El Dorado School for a new Healthy Start center, to open in October. The grant "also will pay for a nurse to spend more time at the school."
- Funding to add a medical center to Stagg High School's three-year-old Healthy Start center, to be completed by January.
- $50,000 to Edison High School's health center, which previously did not receive Healthy Start funding
- $400,000 each to Lodi Unified School District's Clairmont, Heritage and Lawrence schools to establish new Healthy Start centers.