The Arkansas Department of Education, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health and Medicaid in the Schools, selected five Arkansas schools to each receive $540,000 over a five-year period to implement School-Based Health Centers.
The centers, which will be implemented at the following schools, will provide health and wellness services to students, staff, and families beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
- Booneville Elementary School
- Chicot Elementary School
- Fouke Elementary School
- Ida Burns Elementary School
- Rose Bud Elementary School
There are 31 other schools around the state that have school-based health centers. The centers remove physical and mental health barriers for students by offering these services on campus. The goal for school-based health centers is to help students remain healthy, thus, improving academic achievement and reducing the number of absences due to health issues.
To learn more about the school-based health center program, click here.